Chimney Sweep Malvern PA
Fireplaces and chimneys are complex systems that require expert care. But for everything from cleanings to inspections and installations to repairs, there is one chimney sweep Malvern PA trusts. TOR Chimney is a community-focused, family business that has been providing excellent chimney and fireplace service to the area for over 15 years. As we enter into the cool autumn weather, fireplaces are sparking up throughout the suburban streets. It’s a good time of year to review your heating systems, and take account of your firewood and resources.
Today we want to talk about the proper storage and care of firewood. We’ll provide some pointers for keeping your fire wood safe, dry and sanitary throughout the coming months.
4 Tips for Storing Your Firewood
- Find a place not on soft soil. By keeping your firewood off of soft soil, you reduce the chances that it will absorb rain, mud and other dampness. This will help to maintain the integrity of your firewood, especially over long periods of time.
- Cover your firewood. Unless you have an indoor storage location, you will need to find a basic covering for your firewood to protect it from the elements. A sturdy tarp will do. Make sure that this is fastened to stay in place through heavy weather conditions.
- Stack your firewood efficiently. Make sure that your firewood is stacked in an efficient way to maximize storage space.
- Find a place close to your home. Keep your firewood within very short walking distance so that it can be easily retrieved in poor weather conditions. The last thing you want is to have to hike through acres of snow for a couple logs.
Make sure that you get the most out of your firewood. To read about the most efficient firewood heating systems available, check out our page on wood fire inserts.
Do you have any chimney or fireplace work that needs doing? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation. We’d love to talk about your home and fireplace needs.