Is your chimney safe? Wondering what you should do to help protect yourself against fire?
Let us give you some basic information about chimneys, and some safety tips from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
We know: All About Chimneys
How many different kinds of chimneys are there?
What’s a chimney flue?
It’s a vertical passage way up the inside of your chimney. Each appliance connected to the chimney should usually have a separate flue.
What causes most chimney fires?
The most common causes of masonry and manufactured metal chimney fires are improper installation, improper maintenance and improper use of the chimney.
How can I help prevent a chimney fire in my home?
Any new safety features of products I should be aware of?
The Consumer Products Safety Commission says: "Advance wood stove designs appear to provide more complete combustion of the fuel. Catalytic combustors appear to achieve similar results, and are available with new stoves or as separate components which can be installed between the flue gas exit and the chimney connector of existing stoves."