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All About Chimney Odors

No matter the appliance and no matter the fuel type, foul odors are something any chimney owner could face from time to time. Knowing the common causes of bad smells in your fireplace and how to appropriately address them can make a big difference in how comfortable...

Storing Firewood for the Fall

One of the easiest ways to have clean burning and warm fires is to only use firewood that has been properly seasoned. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) properly seasoned firewood will have been allowed to dry for at least six months. If you...

Prevent Animal Entry Through the Chimney

Discovering that you have a family of birds, squirrels, raccoons, or other wild animals in your chimney is actually very common. As more and more trees get cut down, these critters often mistake chimneys for the tall, hollow trees. Normally these trees would serve as...

Humidity and Chimney Odors

Here in the Nashville area, the weather is extremely humid during the summer. High humidity levels not only have negative effects on your body, but they also cause problems with the different systems in your home. Every summer, Ashbusters gets calls from customers...

Top 10 Problems With Gas Fireplaces

While gas fireplaces are often advertised as “maintenance-free” appliances, the truth is somewhat different. Gas-fired appliances break down often. Unlike wood burning fireplaces, which typically slowly stop working or mostly work when there’s a problem. When gas...