Is Your Fireplace Ready For Fall?

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Real Estate Agent with Lisa Von Domek Team TX License #0552989

Cooler temperatures will be coming to the Dallas area and many of us will be firing up our fireplaces.  Those great folks at Home Depot offer great advice and tips on preparing your fireplace for the season.  Make sure that your fireplace and chimney are safe and ready for use, call a fireplace professional or do-it-yourself by following this video from Home Depot:

 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Both of our fireplaces have low-maintenance gas logs, Lisa. So, other than keeping them clean and dust-free, I can take a break on maintenance on this one thing in my house! LOL

Sep 04, 2018 08:11 PM #1
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Nope, but fire weather won't be here until November or December, so we have plenty of time.

Sep 04, 2018 08:20 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa our Fireplace has not worked for well since we bought the house 4 going on 5 years now and gratefully we live in a climate that it is OK to have it just decoratively:)Endre

Sep 04, 2018 11:38 PM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Lisa.

Yes ma'am our electric fireplace is working just fine... LOL . 

Sep 05, 2018 02:56 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Lisa... I have no chimney... just a gas fireplace. And I don't run it more than a couple of times each year... but it is serviced annually when my HVAC is serviced for the fall/winter season, nonetheless.

Sep 05, 2018 04:08 AM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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A peek up the chimney and a cleaning regualrly always a good idea...we enjoy both gas and woodburning fireplaces.

Sep 05, 2018 05:18 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Lisa. Regular maintenace was a must for me when I had a fireplace. I was an avid user and burned lots of wood! Enjoy your day!

Sep 05, 2018 05:22 AM #7
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Lisa Von Domek,

Good tips to share for everyone with fireplaces. We to have low maintenance gas burning fireplaces so make sure we keep them dust free and cleaned. We don't have many days to use them but love the ambiance when they are!

Sep 05, 2018 05:22 AM #8
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Gabe Sanders
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This is very important for all homeowners with fireplaces.  It's getting really hard to find a good chimney sweep in my area.  We just don't have that many fireplaces.

Sep 05, 2018 05:50 AM #9
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Good morning Lisa  - ours has been clean for a few years.  I love it but stopped using it when I realized that it left dark residue on the walls and had everything painted.  My major problem probably can't be fixed.  The chimney is not at the highest point of the house which is a must to draw properly.

Sep 05, 2018 07:05 AM #10
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Brian England
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Great tips!  I don't even have a fireplace in my home and if I did, I don't think I would use it very often, haha.

Sep 05, 2018 07:18 AM #11
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Lisa every year there are fires started by fireplaces that have not been properly maintained.  Properties with fireplaces should be checked every year.

Sep 05, 2018 07:28 AM #12
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Hello Lisa --- a good reminder even for us who live in Southern California. 

Sep 05, 2018 09:23 AM #13
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Our fireplace burns gas ventless logs. With one click of the remote and we have a fire. I know it is the easy raod and doesn't have the same feel of real wood but it also doesn't have the mess.

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