Fireplace safety is a top priority here at Rosie on the House. So is the know how to maintain your fireplace or chimney. We want to make sure you know how to use it properly and how to keep it hazard free, so you can really enjoy a chilly night in Phoenix.
What safety precautions should I take with my gas fireplace?
Rosie urges anyone who converts a wood-burning fireplace to gas to take precautions to protect your family and your home from harm and practice good gas fireplace safety. Read more Can I clean a wood burning fireplace flue myself?
The biggest issue with a wood burning fireplace is that wood never burns completely. Wood smoke is a combination of unburned gases and a fog of unburned tar-like liquids. Read more Who do we recommend to clean and inspect an existing fireplace and chimney system in my stucco home? Read more
What can I do about a whistle sound in my chimney? Is something loose?
Susan wrote into ask:
"My chimney has an occasional wind sound like something is loose near top...What can I do?" Read more
What are the best rules for Fireplace Safety?
Don't burn trash, smoke and ashes can be toxic and
Don't use charcoal lighter of kerosene to light your fires, could flame up. Read more
What are the best reasons to clean my gas fireplace?
It is important to have gas fireplaces inspected to make sure that there are no obstructions in the flue pipe and the damper has a stop on it. When burning your natural gas or propane fireplace you want to make sure that all the gases are escaping up and out the chimney. Read more
Do the chemical cleaner logs really work?
Basically the creosote does not dissolve or just vanish, it must be swept out. Read more
Consider Brick for your fireplace
Have a professional build your outdoor fireplace