With the cold weather upon us many residents will start to use their
fireplaces. We suggest before starting to use your fireplace that you have the chimney cleaned and inspected. While you are free to use whatever contractor you wish, one local chimney cleaning company is the Lowcountry Chimney Sweeps at 843-686-9007. Also, please make sure when using your fireplace that you only use seasoned hard wood, such as Oak. Soft wood such as pine is not recommended because this can leave combustible tar and creosote in the chimney that can catch on fire.
Firewood must not be stored next to buildings or patios unless on an approved rack. It must be stored at least two feet from the building and placed on a storage rack adjacent to the A/C condenser unit, so as not to hinder the pedestrian movement in the common areas. If a tarp is used to cover the firewood, it must be brown or black in color, with a limit of one (1) rack of firewood. Other storage sites must be approved by the Board of Directors.