The District of Highlands is encouraging residents to do a little spring cleaning and offers some tips for cleaning wood stoves.
To keep stoves working properly and help prevent emergencies, make sure to remove any accumulated ash inside of the stove. Next, check all internal and external seals to determine whether they need replacing. Also check that your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in proper working order. Residents are also reminded that now is a great time to split, stack and season wood – and it’s a great way to lose that winter weight before bathing-suit season.