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Fireplace Safety for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Dec 14, 2012

The holidays are a great time to enjoy time by a warm fire. However, wood burning fireplaces can be extremely dangerous, and can result in a house fire, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Here are some tips to ensure safe use of your fireplace this holiday season.

* Never leave a burning fireplace unattended.
* Have your chimney swept annually, and inspected by a licensed chimney sweep every two years.
* Properly start your fire, and use only dry hardwoods to prevent creosote build-up.
* Leave flue open overnight, even if you think the fire is out. Carbon Monoxide can continue to build and most be exhausted out of the house.
* Ensure Carbon Monoxide detectors are nearby, and functioning.
* Keep roof area and gutters free of leaves, and pine needles, as embers could ignite them.
* Here is a good article covering more details about safe use of your fireplace from Freshome.com: How To Enjoy Your Fireplace Safely

And lastly, from all of us here at REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder, we hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

Safe Fireplace

Tags: holidays, Safety Tips, Fireplaces

Winter Decorating Ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Nov 06, 2012

  Here are some fun decorating ideas for your upcoming or holiday or winter event on Cape Cod! Once you have decided build your dream home on Cape Cod, there is nothing more fun than decorating it for each season.  This slideshow from DigsDigs.com has some interesting, yet simple ideas that are a lot of fun!  Click here: WINTER DECORATING

Cape Cod Home Decor

Tags: Interior Decorating, holidays

Holiday Home Improvements

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Nov 22, 2011
Well it is that time of year again, so we figured it might be a good time to give a little advice about home improvements for the holiday season... take a look at this info from  On The House http://www.onthehouse.com/wp/20041123

Tags: home improvements, holidays, holiday decorating

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