Nothing is quite as lovely as a crackling fire during a cold winter evening. If not properly maintained, though, the fireplace can do quite a bit more harm than good. If you have a fireplace you want to use this winter, it is a very good idea to make sure that it gets all the proper care and maintenance beforehand. Otherwise, you could create a whole slew of problems for yourself. Let’s take a look at the different steps you can take to get your fireplace ready for winter.