We all know how nice it is to spend some time with family and friends around the fire over some interesting stories at home or even the cottage. Depending on the type of wood stove you own it should be a main priority to take the necessary preventative maintenance to ensure that your stove is free of hazards.  A few things to note on checking are for:

  • the corrosion or rust of your unit
  • loose brick, crumbling mortar
  • dark staining or white substance around the joints
  • your chimney may not have been installed properly if your unit is excessively hot

Take the time to identify if any of the following items are issues at your home or cottage through annual maintenance checks. If you do have apparent issues don’t delay and contact the appropriate professional in your area.