3 Things Responsible Wood-Burning Fireplace Owners Do

December 21, 2018
Owning a wood burning fireplace is a nice decorative piece for any home and can also provide some much-needed warmth during the winter months. Owning a fireplace is a responsibility however and should be treated with care. A fireplace that receives no care can be a hazard but there are...
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Why You Should Have a Fire Escape Plan

December 9, 2018
Fire safety is important for you and your family, and even if it never happens. Having the proper plan to keep everyone safe is necessary to being prepared for the worst. By just doing a couple things you can make sure your loved ones are safe. Talk with everyone in...
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Chimney Cap vs. Top Sealing Dampers

November 25, 2018
If you’ve ever seen the top of your chimney you’ve probably seen a cap or damper covering the chimney flue. These covers are important for the safety of your chimney as well as keeping pests and other issues from occurring inside your chimney and preventing the elements and nature from...
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Do I Have a Spark Guard? Ask an Apex Chimney Repair Blog

November 11, 2018
If you have a chimney cap you are required by code to also have a spark guard. Also known as a spark arrestor, these screens attach to the cap to help prevent sparks or other hot debris from exiting the chimney and catching fire to the roof of your home....
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Why Do I Need a New Chase Cover?

October 28, 2018
A chase cover is important part of a chimney, it is typically a metal cap that seals the top of the chimney from water, debris, and animals from entering the chimney. They are typical of pre-fabricated and sided chases. They are sometimes seen on older masonry chimney as an added...
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Do I Need a Fire Extinguisher?

October 14, 2018
Having a fire extinguisher in your home is important to keeping your home safe. Not all fire extinguishers are created equal however and situations and location can vary on the need and type of extinguisher. Extinguishers are separated into Class Categories to help with placement and type of chemical to...
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