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How to avoid chimney fires

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It is wet, windy, and cold and all we want to do when we get home from school and work is to snuggle up in front of the toasty glow of the fire. But it is important to remember that having not been in use since the early days of spring, it is possible the chimney will be clogged with branches, leaves, and other objects to go along with the soot, tar, and ash.

Why should you get your chimney cleaned?

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It may be officially autumn but weather-wise, winter has arrived.

Time to get the chimney cleaned.

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Now that winter is officially over, supposedly, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and tackle some of those necessary jobs around the house. One of the most important, and occasionally over looked tasks, is getting the chimney cleaned. Typically it isn’t a job homeowners would want to take on themselves which means hiring the professionals is a necessity. So with that in mind here are three simple tips on what to look out for when hiring a chimney cleaner.

Fire brigade call out charges a bad idea

There have been a couple of occasions in my life when I have had to call the fire brigade. Not often, thank God, but often enough to know that when you need them you are likely to need them badly.

Fire brigade call out charges a bad idea

There have been a couple of occasions in my life when I have had to call the fire brigade. Not often, thank God, but often enough to know that when you need them you are likely to need them badly.

Take care at Christmas advises council

Most of us increase the chance of fire occurring in our homes by introducing items such as paper decorations, Christmas trees, temporary lighting, and large amounts of wrapping paper and boxes. These few simple precautions can dramatically reduce the risk of fire, particularly during the Christmas period.

A clean chimney is a safe chimney

“A clean chimney is a safe chimney,” is the motto of local chimney sweep Paul Bordiss. With winter well and truly arrived there is nothing more cosy than cuddling up in front of a roaring fire be it coal, turf, or wood. However it has been statistically proven that more chimney fires occur at this time of year than at any other time. Out-of-use blockages and accumulated soot can combust unknown to the home dweller, resulting in a possible fire service callout. This generally costs four times the price of getting a chimney cleaned, not to mention potential smoke and water damage to interiors.

Get the most from your home with Eco Efficiency

Eco Efficiency Ireland was set up in 2007 by Paul Garvey in order to help people make their homes and businesses more energy efficient and people friendly.

Ballinrobe at centre of ‘help Santa lose weight’ appeal

The town of Ballinrobe, which has a long and close association with Santa Claus, has received an incredible request from the big man’s wife: help him to lose weight, or he might not be able to get down the chimneys this year.

 

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