Floating like lemon drops high above the chimney tops is where you'll find me-
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
It's starting to look a lot like winter here in The Islands. Diamond Head is getting greener, the trade winds are cooler and rainy days are more frequent. For those of us who live at higher elevations we might have already fired-up the old fireplace to warm the chilly nights and to gather around to talk story; 60 degrees is cold in the islands, seriously.
As incredulous as it might sound there are more fire places here in hawaii than one might expect; unfortunately, not everyone remembers to clean and maintain them. It is recommended that chimneys be inspected yearly by a licensed inspector or chimney sweep. Even if you don't use your fireplace, a functioning one is a major plus for many potential buyers and spending a little extra money to make sure your fireplace passes inspection can add value and major charm to your property for sale.
With frequent use, chimneys accumulate soot and require regular cleaning and maintenance. If chimneys are not properly maintained and kept clean there is a high risk of health and safety issues; resulting in not only fire hazards but carbon monoxide poisoning, as well. Wood stoves or gas fireplaces are not the only soot accumulating appliances that require regular inspection don't forget cook stoves, barbecues, and electric ranges. The ventilation hoods should be cleaned regularly and inspected for excessive grease build up which is a fire hazard and accelerant.
Warm & Happy Holidays to all!
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