Now Is the Time to Service Your Fireplace and Wood Stove

It’s best to make sure everything is working right with your fireplace and wood stove before you need them. Otherwise, you’re left shivering in the cold while trying to fix a problem. Or, worse, an undetected issue could put your home at risk of a fire.  With winter just around the corner, fall is the best time to check up on your fireplace and wood stove.  Here are a few key things to check on:  Creosote buildup. This is well-known fire hazard. Burning a creosote lo...
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How to Be COVID Safe This Halloween

Halloween will be extra trickier this year with the coronavirus pandemic. State officials in New Hampshire have said trick-or-treating can still happen—but it should be done with some precautions.  Here are some COVID-19 guidelines to keep in mind.  ■ Stay home if you are sick. Don’t trick-or-treat and don’t give out candy.  ■ Everyone should wear a mask—parents, homeowners giving out candy, and children in costumes. Note: according to the CDC, a costume mask is not ...
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