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Nothing cheers you up on a cold day like sitting with a cup of cocoa in front of a warm fire. Cooler weather is right around the corner and now is the time to maintain your fireplace to make sure it’s in good working order.

It’s not just about keeping your place clean and functioning at full efficiency; a plugged chimney can be a health hazard. These simple tips will keep your family’s fireplace burning brightly and safely.

Read the full BuildDirect article for information on how to prepare and maintain your wood fireplace, gas fireplace or electric fireplace for the winter season ahead.