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Holiday Chimney and Fireplace Safety Tips

It’s the happiest time of year, that time when family and friends get together to spread the joy of the season. You get to buy, wrap,Proper chimney maintenance - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo and best of all, open presents, make cookies and candies and all your family’s favorites, clean and decorate to your heart’s content. For many people, this is the best time of year, but it can also be a time of stress. It can seem like there’s not enough time to get everything done or the perfect time to get everyone together. It’s important to find time to enjoy yourself and do things for yourself so that you can alleviate some of that stress and strain, and one way to do that is to delegate! Let someone else bring some of the goodies and let someone else host one of the parties! You’ll feel more relaxed and that will make it a happier holiday for everyone! One job that you should definitely let someone else handle is cleaning your fireplace and chimney. That’s a job that’s perfect for Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc to handle. The chimney sweeps at Chim Cheroo are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, which means that we have access to all the top training and education services in the industry. We take great pride in staying up to date and on top of all the latest techniques and technologies so that we can keep all the great people of Mansfield and North Central Ohio safe and comfortable during the holiday season and all winter long! But there are some other ways to keep your family safe as well.

Scope Out Your Room

Moving furniture around can be a cheap, easy way to make your home look fresh and new. But before you start moving things around too much, take a look at where you are positioning things in regards to your fireplace. Remember that the heat from your fire can cause combustibles to, well, combust. You don’t want to have anything that is easily ignitable too close to the fire. Also, even if you are very careful, sometimes sparks or embers can pop out of your fire, so you want to make sure that pillows, blankets and throws, magazines and books, or even rugs, furniture, or drapes aren’t too close to the fireplace. Kids like to play in front of the fireplace, but make sure that their toys don’t get too close, and make sure that all children are trained in what to do if a fire occurs. Have a working fire extinguisher and smoke detector in the room as well.Safety Tools

You should also have fire extinguishers in other rooms in your home. It is recommended that you have a fire extinguisher on every floor of the house, as well as in the kitchen and in the garage and shop area. Check your fire extinguisher every month or two to make sure that the pressure is at the proper level, that the nozzle isn’t obstructed, and that the pin and tamper seal is still intact. Every couple of years, it’s wise to have a professional check your fire extinguisher to make sure it is in good working condition.

Another important tool for fire safety is your smoke detector. You should have a smoke detector on every floor of your home as well. Having smoke detectors installed outside of bedroom doors can be life-saving, and you can purchase smoke detectors with lights so that an escape route is lit up. Check out the batteries on a monthly basis and make sure to change them every six months, whether you think they need to be changed or not.

Escape Routes

It is especially important that your family knows how to get out of the house in case there is a fire. Plan escape routes from every room of the home, and make sure every family member is aware of those routes. Practice these on a routine basis and plan unannounced practices until you know that every family member will be able to get away to safety in case of a home fire.

Have a Safe, Happy Holiday Season

At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc, our employees are family-oriented. We have families of our own, so we know how important it is to keep those family members safe. We care about each and every member of our community, and that’s why we are so proud of the part we can play in keeping your family safe and healthy during the holidays and all year round. Fireplace and chimney safety is of the utmost importance to us, so give us a call soon and let us come in and inspect and clean your chimney. We’ll look for any areas that have the potential for harm, and we will also offer tips for keeping your family safe and sound in this most joyous of seasons. Give us a call today!

By Don Rhine on December 23rd, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Holiday Chimney and Fireplace Safety Tips

We Carry Reputable Brands Such as Osburn and Regency

There are times when it’s fine to buy off-brand products. Store brand cereals can be just fine. If you need a watch for everyday wear, it’s probably okay to buy a discount store brand. Some people lose their sunglasses a lot, and buying several pairs of cheap sunglasses just makes sense. But there are products that it’s better to just go ahead and get the best quality available. If you want a car that’s going to last, buy quality. The same can be true for furniture or carpeting for your home. Quality lasts. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we believe in carrying the top quality brands with a reputation for long-lasting durability.

Looking To Make An Upgrade?fireplace burning

If you’ve been thinking about making an upgrade to your fireplace, whether because your old system is looking outdated or because you’ve had problems with your current system, give us a call. Our employees have the knowledge and the experience to help you choose the right product for your home. The same is true if you’re looking to replace your old wood stove. Perhaps you don’t currently own a wood stove, but you like the idea of the supplemental heat source through a long Ohio winter. Sometimes just that little extra is needed to heat the family room while keeping the heat turned low in the rest of the house. Again, at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, our professional staff are the people to turn to to help guide you in the decision making process.

Did you know that if your wood stove or fireplace isn’t working efficiently, creosote will build up more quickly? Creosote, that nasty substance that builds up as smoke is released from your wood fire, builds upon the interior of your chimney the more you use your fireplace or wood stove. This is an extremely flammable substance that at even as little as an eighth of an inch of buildup can catch stray embers from your fire and cause a dangerous chimney fire. If you believe that your fireplace system needs an update, give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc a call today at 419-752-2231.

Top Name Brands

At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service, we believe that only the best is good enough for our customers. We work hard to provide the best service available, and we demand the same high quality of the products we sell. That’s why we sell only the top brands, such as Osburn and Regency. Modern wood-burning appliances are so much more streamlined and efficient than old stoves were that it will pay to invest in a new system. When you combine the top-of-the-line service offered by the employees at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service with the quality of the products we sell, you can be sure that you’ll be 100% satisfied with the final look and performance of your new wood-burning appliance. Give us a call soon and you’ll enjoy warmth and comfort all winter long.

By Don Rhine on October 12th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on We Carry Reputable Brands Such as Osburn and Regency