Simple Steps to Drying Firewood

Are you wasting time, energy and money on burning wet firewood? Learn how to properly dry firewood to decrease creosote buildup, lessen air pollutants in your home, and save money by burning more efficiently. Split Start by cutting your firewood into lengths to fit the size of your wood stove and split into a variety… Read More

Is your wood-burning stove EPA-certified?

In 2020 wood-burning stove emissions will be reduced. In 2020, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is gearing up for revisions on their standards for residential wood-burning stoves. On May 15, 2020, the EPA will finalize and release these guidelines. All sales of wood-burning stoves after this date will have to meet the new standards of… Read More

A cricket on the Hearth

Did you know… A symbol of good luck and health is a cricket on the hearth. This has been a sign of household luck for millennia. “To find a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing of all” – Charles Dickens The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home is a novel by Charles Dickens first written in 1845. In the story, when the insect chirps on the hearth it acts as a guardian angel to the family. Do you have a cricket on your hearth??… Read More

Granite Ridge Chimney LLC

Granite Ridge Chimney LLC Explained Granite  1: a very hard natural igneous rock formation of visibly crystalline texture formed essentially of quartz and orthoclase or microcline and used especially for building and for monuments  2: unyielding firmness or endurance  Ridge   1: a range of hills or mountains  2: the line of intersection at the top… Read More

#1 Cause of Fires in NH

Bureau of Building Safety & Construction – Heating Safety  For the past fifteen years, the number one cause of fires in New Hampshire has been linked to solid fuel burning appliances. These include wood, coal, corn and pellet stoves and furnaces. These devices have improved over the years and should be treated just like any other… Read More

Determine cause mansion fire

Determine cause of mansion fire A tragic accident in Concord, Ma. that could’ve been prevented by regular maintenance and repairs by a certified chimney sweep. “The fire burned the 6,500-square-foot home, which, according to records, was built in 1899. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion was valued at approximately $2.9 million.  Investigators determined that the fire in… Read More