Category Archives: Getting Ready for Winter

23,600 Reasons to Have Your Grass Valley Chimney Serviced

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, reports that some 23,600 residential fires in the 50 states were related to solid fuel appliances and equipment in 1996. An additional 5,500 fires were attributed to chimneys and chimney connectors serving heating systems burning liquid and other fuels. As a result of these fires, 130 people died, 230 people were injured, and total property losses were set at more than $184.4 million. In addition there were a minimum of 119 deaths from carbon monoxide and at least 4,700 “injuries” reported for the same time frame, though most estimates range much higher.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, reports that some 23,600 residential fires in the 50 states were related to solid fuel appliances and equipment in 1996. An additional 5,500 fires were attributed to chimneys and chimney connectors serving heating systems burning liquid and other fuels. As a result of these fires, 130 people died, 230 people were injured, and total property losses were set at more than $184.4 million. In addition there were a minimum of 119 deaths from carbon monoxide and at least 4,700 “injuries” reported for the same time frame, though most estimates range much higher. Continue reading

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How to Install Heat Tape on the Pipes of your Grass Valley Home.

Installing heat tape on your pipes during the winter months can save you hundreds of dollars from burst water lines to flooded homes in Grass Valley. These simple steps will help protect your exposed pipes during winter and help prevent a pipe from bursting in your Grass Valley home.

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9 ways to winterize your Grass Valley home Part 3:

9 ways to winterize your Grass Valley home  Part 3: You’ll get a season’s worth of savings and peace of mind by taking a few steps in the fall to get your home ready for cold weather.  So you’ve pulled … Continue reading

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