Winter continues taking its toll on the Finger Lakes, as many people are trying to keep their homes and businesses nice and warm. Ron Batsford from Wood 'N Things in Auburn says maintaining your fireplace is important to remain both warm and safe, and starts with making sure you're in compliance with local zoning laws.
Wednesday's unseasonably mild weather was a good opportunity to check your chimney.
Batsford says there are certain times you should perform a maintenance check.
Wood 'N Things is located at 30 York Street in Auburn. You can find out more by calling 282-0343.
Batsford was a guest on Thursday's Finger Lakes Morning News with Joe Salzone, which you can listen to right here.