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Fireplace Cleaning: When to Clean a Chimney Flue

How often to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires and do a fireplace cleaning.

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Top Tips for Starting a Fire in the Fireplace

Avoid any meeting of the minds during the holidays as you build a fire in a fireplace by getting it...


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How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Thanksgiving

Make your home extra cozy this Thanksgiving. Here are our top tips for beautiful mantel decor.


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Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the...

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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


How to Build the Best Fire in Your Fireplace

Try this method for building the best fire in your fireplace.