March 30th, 2014 9:13 PM by Dan Howard
probably have noticed that there have been a lot of fires and carbon monoxide
problems in the news lately. This is fairly common in November, but not usually
in the spring. The long winter and extreme cold has been tough on budgets,
furnaces and chimneys. Some of these
were caused by improper space heater use to reduce fuel bills.
extra wear this year can loosen mortar in brick chimneys and cause holes in
metal chimneys. Birds and animals
falling into chimneys while trying to stay warm is another source of blockage.
Any of these can result in carbon monoxide staying in the home instead of going
up the chimney.