Do You Have Water In Your Chimney? You May Without Knowing It.

Moisture in your chimney can damage mortar and become a dangerous situation. Harford County June 12, 2014 / MM Globalwire / Summer storms are blasting Maryland, dumping inches of rain onto homes throughout Harford County and the entire state. And, after enduring an extremely harsh winter, there may be some serious problems lurking in your chimney. Sometimes the warning...

Maryland Residents: What Do You Do When Animals Invade Your Chimney?

Baltimore, MD, May 23, 2014 / MM Globalwire / It’s that time of year when animals of all shapes and sizes are settling into new homes in Maryland, and that means chimneys are doing more than their intended jobs. Raccoons are the most common animal to take residence in your chimney. Raccoons are the most common animal to occupy chimneys because they can actually create...

Allergies? Maybe It’s Your Air Ducts and HVAC System

BALTIMORE, MD, April 21, 2014 / MM Globalwire / After a brutal winter in, bulbs are starting to peek out of the ground and trees, grasses and plants are emerging from hibernation.  What that means for the one-in–five Americans who suffer from allergies is clear:  Time to cough sneeze, wheeze and drip. What many Americans don’t know is that indoor air pollution...

Richmond HVAC Contractors Bringing the Heat

Special to MM Globalwire February 18, 2014 After getting slammed by repetitive winter storms in Richmond, residents have been focused on two things: Staying safe and staying warm. We won’t be thinking too much about heating our homes for the next week, with temperatures jumping up to the 60s. But, that won’t last long. We’re dropping back to the 20s in the next...

Beer, Bowl Games and House Fires

BEL AIR, Jan. 2, 2014 / MM Globalwire / – It’s that time of year. College football bowl games are in full swing, and so are the bowl game parties.  Beer? Check. Chips and Salsa? Check. Big fire in the chimney? Check. Most Americans have only one concern on their minds during college bowl game season – whether their teams will win or not. But, there’s a lurking...

Chimneys Are a Leading Cause of Thanksgiving Day Weekend House Fires

Blog by:  Piccadilly Square Chimney Sweeps: According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an estimated 365,000 house fires in 2012, which resulted in over 2,300 deaths, and cost $5.7 billion in damages. One of the leading causes of home fires is a home’s chimney. “Creosote, or ‘soot’, is unburned fuel that collects in the flu and chimney,”...

America’s Most Generous Cities Revealed

DENVER, Nov. 12, 2013 /MM GLobawire / — ‘Tis the season for giving, and the holiday spirit is in full force across America according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Craftsy, the preeminent online destination to learn, create and share. The nationwide survey of 10,000 passionate makers revealed the most generous cities in America: Manchester,...

Richard Petty Hands Over Keys for a Mortgage Free House to Illinois Military Family

Eckrich® and Operation Homefront Supported Donation Allows Family a New Home, New Beginning LISLE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is no stranger to handing over keys.  As the current co-owner of the famed No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford, Petty allows his driver Aric Almirola to take the keys of his race...

Apartment Fire Safety Tips from Lexington Apartment Guide

Lexington, KY, August 6, 2013 / MM Global Wire/ — Apartment fires are serious, costly and deadly.  The latest statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration show that in 2011 there were 364,500 residential building fires, which resulted in 2,450 deaths, 13,900 injuries and a loss of over $6 billion. Lexington Apartment Guide provides these tips to prevent apartment...

CoreLogic Reports 55,000 Completed Foreclosures in June

—Foreclosure inventory down 28 percent nationally from a year ago— IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its June National Foreclosure Report which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the national foreclosure inventory....