Safety Tips

Chimney fires don’t have to happen.

Here are some ways to avoid them:

• Have your chimney inspected annually by a CSIA professional and cleaned when necessary. (
•Use seasoned woods only (dryness is more important than hard wood versus soft wood considerations)
•Build smaller, hotter fires that burn more completely and produce less smoke.
•Never burn cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, trash or Christmas trees; these can spark a chimney fire.
•Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures where wood stoves are in use, so you can adjust burning practices as needed.
•Inspect and clean catalytic combustors on a regular basis, where applicable
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. All of our service technicians are experienced professionals at what they do, and they have all experienced the devastating destruction of a home fire caused by a poorly maintained fireplace, chimney, or dryer vent.