Is Your Fireplace Ready For Fall?

Cooler temperatures will be coming to the Dallas area and many of us will be firing up our fireplaces.  Those great folks at Home Depot offer great advice and tips on preparing your fireplace for the season.  Make sure that your fireplace and chimney are safe and ready for use, call a fireplace professional or do-it-yourself by following this video from Home Depot:


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Comment balloon 14 commentsLisa Von Domek • September 05 2018 02:41AM


Both of our fireplaces have low-maintenance gas logs, Lisa. So, other than keeping them clean and dust-free, I can take a break on maintenance on this one thing in my house! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

Nope, but fire weather won't be here until November or December, so we have plenty of time.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

Lisa our Fireplace has not worked for well since we bought the house 4 going on 5 years now and gratefully we live in a climate that it is OK to have it just decoratively:)Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Morning Lisa.

Yes ma'am our electric fireplace is working just fine... LOL . 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

Hi Lisa... I have no chimney... just a gas fireplace. And I don't run it more than a couple of times each year... but it is serviced annually when my HVAC is serviced for the fall/winter season, nonetheless.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

A peek up the chimney and a cleaning regualrly always a good idea...we enjoy both gas and woodburning fireplaces.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Regular maintenace was a must for me when I had a fireplace. I was an avid user and burned lots of wood! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa Von Domek,

Good tips to share for everyone with fireplaces. We to have low maintenance gas burning fireplaces so make sure we keep them dust free and cleaned. We don't have many days to use them but love the ambiance when they are!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

This is very important for all homeowners with fireplaces.  It's getting really hard to find a good chimney sweep in my area.  We just don't have that many fireplaces.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa  - ours has been clean for a few years.  I love it but stopped using it when I realized that it left dark residue on the walls and had everything painted.  My major problem probably can't be fixed.  The chimney is not at the highest point of the house which is a must to draw properly.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Great tips!  I don't even have a fireplace in my home and if I did, I don't think I would use it very often, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 2 years ago

Lisa every year there are fires started by fireplaces that have not been properly maintained.  Properties with fireplaces should be checked every year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Hello Lisa --- a good reminder even for us who live in Southern California. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 2 years ago

Our fireplace burns gas ventless logs. With one click of the remote and we have a fire. I know it is the easy raod and doesn't have the same feel of real wood but it also doesn't have the mess.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 2 years ago

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