Gas Grilling Safety: Before, During, and After You Grill

Grilling steaks on flaming grill.Now that it’s summertime and the weather is nice, you are going to want to go outside and fire up the grill. But before you do, you need to make sure that you are taking all the necessary safety precautions. According to the NFPA, U.S fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 grill related fires per year between 2009 and 2013. These fires resulted in over $118 million in property damage. Even if you have the proper insurance, any damage to your house is something that no homeowner wants. Keep yourself and home safe by following these safety measures. [Read more…]

Fire Safety: Readying Your Chimney for Winter

Sweeping cleaning a chimney.As the cold weather starts creeping into New England, we start thinking about the warmth and cheer of a good fire. But before you get started with laying down logs, this is a good time for an inspection of your fireplace and chimney. By spending a little time now, you can avoid potential damage to your chimney and stop thousands of dollars of smoke and fire damage to your home due to a chimney disaster. Let’s go over the basics of readying your chimney for winter. [Read more…]