Is Your Fireplace Ready for Old St. Nick?

Living Room with Fireplace

It's that time of year again when we start building fires to help keep us warm from those cold northerly winds. Is your fireplace clean and prepared to have fires? Did you know that a lack of fireplace maintenance is responsible for more than 27,000 chimney fires each year. This article from provides some great tips on how to ensure your chimney is safe for holiday gatherings by the fire (and for Old St. Nick).

1. Why do chimneys need to be cleaned? Smoke from burning wood goes up your chimney, leaving behind a substance called creosote, which is highly flammable. 

2. How to know if your chimney needs inspection and cleaning. The NFPA recommends an annual inspection of all chimneys, flues and vents.


And if your fireplace glass needs replaced give Frank's Glass a call at 513.829.8284. We carry tempered, pyrex and pyroceramic glass.