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Wood Burning Tips for Winter - 2017 is here, and so is the full blast of winter. Granted, Snohomish isn’t the coldest city in the country, but it can still get pretty nippy. Now is probably the time of year when you put your fireplace to good use. Of course, be sure to have the ...

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How Much Wood Is in a Cord? - Some homeowners enjoy venturing into the countryside to collect their own firewood. However, if you buy your firewood, you should be sure you’re getting a full cord. Some sellers sell wood by the cord but actually provide less. They rely on the fac...

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Wood Burning Tips for Winter - 2017 is here, and so is the full blast of winter. Granted, Snohomish isn’t the coldest city in the country, but it can still get pretty nippy. Now is probably the time of year when you put your fireplace to good use. Of course, be sure to have the ...

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Christmas Decorations for the Fireplace - The fireplace and its mantel have always been a popular spot for decorations. While we’re not a home design company, we do know a thing or two about décor. We have a few good ideas in mind for Christmas decorations for the fireplace. The decor wil...

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Common Problems of a Damp Chimney - Is moisture accumulating in your chimney? A damp chimney is problematic, and all too often homwowners don’t detect it—until it’s too late. This results in major damage and costly repairs. When water collects in the chimney’s interior, somethi...

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Why a Chimney Video Inspection Is Necessary - We can’t tell you how many times people have insisted that a DIY chimney inspection is sufficient. A simple visual inspection down the flue provides very little insight into the chimney’s condition. A chimney repair usually, but not always, begin...

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Over time, an exterior chimney may become detached from the home. This puts the masonry in a precarious condition. The bricks could collapse and crush the roof or worse—maybe even fall on someone’s head. A detaching chimney can also create an opening for…

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Was your home built in the 1950s or before? Mid-20th century homes have outdated chimneys that may not meet building code requirements. If the chimney was built using a multiple-wythe construction, then the masonry may need to be updated. What Is a Wythe?…

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Swarming wasps invoke fear. The terror is multiplied when they make their way inside your home. While wasps typically form nests around eaves and roof overhangs, they may also build a nest inside the chimney. Luckily, only a few minor adjustments are…

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