How to Use Ashes to Make Soap from a Cary Fireplace Cleaning Company

October 8, 2019
The next time you find yourself shoveling wood ashes out of your fireplace, don’t throw them away! There are countless ways to reuse and repurpose fireplace ashes, and we’re not just talking about compost. Before household chemicals and detergents, ashes were a key component of soap, since wet ashes naturally...
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Creative Ways to Recycle Your Fireplace Ashes from our Cary Chimney Company

September 23, 2019
You probably already know that wood fireplace ashes can be recycled as a potassium-rich nourishment for plants and compost piles. But ash also has many other household uses, like polishing silver, unclogging drains and even melting ice! Below are some highly useful applications for ashes that can save you a...
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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt DIY Chimney Repair | Cary Chimney Repair

August 27, 2019
If your chimney is cracked, crumbling, smelly, or leaning, you might be tempted to tackled the job yourself. However, attempting a chimney cleaning or chimney repair yourself is ineffective at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Here are some reasons why chimney work is best left to the professionals. A...
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When Should I Remove My Fireplace Ashes? | Apex Chimney Services

August 20, 2019
Any homeowner with a wood-burning stove or fireplace will eventually be faced with the problem of ash buildup. In today’s post, our Apex chimney contractor will discuss when ashes are actually beneficial, and when they should be removed. Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Fireplace Ashes Every Day    A little...
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What Happens If I Leave My Fireplace Damper Open?

August 13, 2019
  Now that it’s summer, it’s important to remember to close your fireplace damper for the season. If you don’t, you’re at risk for objects—some of them alive—to come through your chimney and into your home. Below are some things that can happen if you leave your damper open! Your...
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What is Creosote, and Why is it So Dangerous? Ask an Apex Chimney Company

August 6, 2019
Longtime readers might have noticed that we discuss creosote—an oily, black substance the builds up inside chimneys—fairly often. But what, exactly, makes creosote so dangerous? In today’s Apex chimney company blog, we discuss why creosote is far from a fire hazard or a cause of a nasty smell (all though...
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