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If you’re searching for a new set of gas logs to fill your unused wood-burning fireplace, replace an existing outdated set of gas logs, or to fill a brand new hearth space, London Chimney Services has just what you need! We carry the finest gas logs and accessories from Hargrove Premium Products, a leader in the gas log industry for more than 30 years! No matter what you’re looking for in gas logs or accessories, Hargrove Premium Products has what you need!

Vented Gas Logs

We Carry Hargrove Products - San Fransisco CA - London Chimney ServiceVented gas logs, as the name suggests, require an exhaust. That means that vented gas logs can be fitted into a hearth that is outfitted with a chimney. Vented gas logs expend about the same amount of heat as a traditional wood-burning fire in an open-hearth fireplace. Hargrove offers beautifully crafted ceramic gas logs that closely mimic real wooden logs in a variety of wood types and colors. Looking for an alternative to logs? Hargrove also offers vented gas logs in contemporary looks, such as with river rocks, cannon balls and glass, or filled coal baskets. Hargrove offers sets that are specially sized for smaller- or larger-than-average fireplaces.

Vent-Free Gas Logs

Vent-free gas logs don’t require the use of a chimney! That means you can fit them into a firebox in a room that isn’t suited for a chimney. You can also place them in a traditional vented fireplace and opt not to use the flue. Vent-free gas logs pump more heat back into your home because the heat isn’t sent up the chimney! As with Hargrove’s vented gas logs, some styles closely mimic natural woods as well as more modern-looking alternatives.

Accessories

You also can find accessories to customize and jazz up the look of your gas fireplace. Hargrove offers faux charred logs, wood cuttings and pinecones that can be placed around your set of gas logs to make the set look more natural or help hide gas hookups. Hargrove offers beautiful fire glass in a variety of colors and finishes to make fire pits or tables look elegant.

Refractory Panels

Need to prep your firebox for your new gas logs or replace cracked or outdated firebox walls? Hargrove manufactures refractory fireplace panels cut to fit your fireplace installed in prefabricated, factory built or masonry fireboxes.

Are you finally ready to upgrade your fireplace with a new set of gas logs or new refractory panels? Stop by the London Chimney Services showroom! You can see some of the beautiful Hargrove Premium Products we carry and talk to one of our fireplace experts about finding a set of gas logs that are perfect for your fireplace and for your home-heating needs.

By Mark Rizzo on November 13th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Understanding Carbon Monoxide Dangers

In any home, there is a risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide sends 20,000 Americans to the emergency room, leads to 4,000 hospitalizations and causes 400 deaths. That’s why, as we close our windows and fire up our furnaces and fireplaces for the winter, it’s important that homeowners understand the dangers of carbon monoxide.

What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Understanding Carbon Monoxide Dangers - San Fransisco, CA - London Chimney ServiceThere are a great many things that can lead up to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide is created any time a fuel is burned. For example, the running of cars and the lighting of gas stoves, fireplaces and furnaces create carbon monoxide. In most cases, the spaces in which carbon monoxide is released is ventilated well enough that the gas safely dissipates. Or for appliances that create higher levels of carbon monoxide, such as gas fireplaces, furnaces and clothing dryers, vents safely transport the gas out of the home. Carbon monoxide becomes a danger when it leaks from an unchecked appliance, when vents fail to usher carbon monoxide out of a home or when a carbon-monoxide generating appliance or device is used in an enclosed space.

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Deadly?

When people inhale carbon monoxide, the carbon monoxide bonds with blood cells, preventing oxygen from doing so. That means when you breathe in carbon monoxide, your body can no longer get the oxygen it needs. At the very least, carbon monoxide poisoning causes weakness, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. Carbon monoxide buildup leads to vomiting, confusion, loss of consciousness, organ damage and, ultimately, death.

What do you do if you Suspect Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

If you or someone in your home is experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, leave the area immediately. Call the fire department, and do not re-enter the home or building until officials deem it safe.

How can you Protect your Home and Family from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide?

There are several things you can do to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. First, install carbon monoxide detectors on in all bedrooms and on all floors. Check batteries regularly to make sure the detectors are operational. Have chimneys, fireplaces, furnaces and dryer vents cleaned and inspected at least once per year to ensure proper ventilation and functioning. Finally, never use fuel-burning appliances, like generators, camp stoves, gas lanterns or grills, inside your home or garage. The carbon monoxide they generate can build up to dangerous levels.

If you need to have your chimney or dryer vents cleaned to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide buildup in your home, call London Chimney Services to schedule your fireplace, chimney or dryer vent cleaning and inspection to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide buildup today!

By Mark Rizzo on October 23rd, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment