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Wednesday, December 31,2014 Trenton Sun Page 10 - Real Estate Dear Answerman: We bought an older (1933) home in Bartelso and it has a Wood-burning fireplace. My husband says there is not a whole lot that can go wrong with a fireplace being that it is all brick and mortar other than cleaning the chimney. He says he is going to buy one of those fire-logs that clean the chimney and we will be okay. Is it safe? Concerned in Mascoutah Dear Concerned, I would never light a fire in a fireplace without knowing if it is safe, which may mean hiring someone to inspect and clean it if necessary. Most folks, like your husband, consider their fireplaces and chimneys to be indestructible parts of their home that require little or no maintenance. While masonry work is generally as close to maintenance-free as you can get, fireplaces and chimneys are more than just works of masonry; they are a part of your home&apos;s heating system, which must effectively exhaust fumes from your fireplace, fur- nace and water heater. Rela- tively minor but regular main- tenance efforts can help your chimney operate safely for an indefinite period of time. In the U.S., many people are poorly informed about the importance of basic chimney maintenance. This lack of un- derstanding causes a substan- Broker, Mediator tial number of preventable deaths and injuries each year. Beyond the safety issue, ne- glect of chimneys leads to very expensive major repairs that would not be necessary if the chimney were properly main- tained. The three most seri- ous problems that result from poorly maintained chimneys are carbon monoxide poison- ing, chimney fires, and prema- ture failure. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poison- ing claims about 4,000 lives a year in the U.S., and a signifi- cant number of these deaths are the result of poorly main- tained chimneys. In addition, about 10,000 people are made ill by lower levels of exposure to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a by-product of combustion. The less complete the burning (combustion), the more carbon monoxide is gen- erated. Gas hot water heaters, gas and oil furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves all generate carbon monoxide. One of the reasons carbon monoxide is so deadly is that you generally can't see or smell it: rarely do its victims have any warning. Low levels of poisoning tend to cause flu-like symptoms, so that people think they are just catching a cold. More ad- vanced poisoning can cause vomiting and headaches and even death. Carbon monoxide is deadly because it tricks the body into thinking it is oxygen. The body actually prefers car- bon monoxide, choosing it over oxygen when both are pres- ent in the atmosphere. Once in the body, carbon monoxide goes everywhere in the body, including the brain. Children, in particular, are quite suscep- tible to brain damage after rel- atively low levels of exposure. With chimneys, fireplaces and furnaces, most carbon monox- ide problems occur because of improper exhausting of fumes. Such problems are almost entirely avoidable through regular professional chimney inspection. Chimney Fires As fires burn, they gener- ' ate smoke. As the smoke rises up the chimney, it comes into contact with the relatively cooler interior of the chimney (the flue), where some of the smoke condenses, like steam on a glass of cold water. The resulting condensed smoke is called creosote. Creosote is a black or brown gummy sub- stance that builds up on the flue. Once a sufficient amount of creosote builds up, it can catch fire. The resulting chim- ney fire can range from being barely noticeable to being so dramatic that it sounds like a low-flying jet. The danger in chimney fires comes from the extremely high temperatures generated, which can severe- ly damage the mortar in the chimney and even ignite near- by burnable surfaces. The first fire in a chimney may not even be noticed or, if noticed, may instill a false confidence in the owner (noticing that they had one chimney fire and seeing no If unseasoned wood is burned in the fireplace, twice- a-year cleaning and inspection may be necessary, because un- seasoned wood usually burns at a lower temperature than seasoned wood, causing more smoke and therefore more cre- osote. (618) 973-7880 rna.zahn@sbcglobal.net www,Stran o,com/AngieZahn 705 E Hanover 811 New Baden, IL 6 Angie Zahn Quality Service Certified* harm done, they conclude that the hazard doesn't apply to their circumstances). In many cases, the first chimney fire can cause cracks and loosen mortar joints that then pro- vide the next fire with an av- enue to reach the roof timbers and other combustible materi- als. Typically, chimney fires that spread to the rest of the house do so very quickly and con- sume the entire house before being brought under control. The high temperatures cause them to spread extremely fast, often trapping people in upper story bedrooms. Chimney Failure As discussed above, chim- ney fires can damage the mor- tar joints and cause cracks that crumble further with con- tinued "small" chimney fires. Even before the second chim- ney fire has the opportunity to penetrate the cracks caused by the first, carbon monoxide can escape the chimney and leak into the living quarters of the home. Brain damage and death can occur before anyone has even noticed a problem. Chimney Inspection As frightening and fierce as the potential fireplace and chimney hazards are, they are almost entirely preventable. The Chimney Safety Institute recommends that homeowners who light fires in their fireplac- es three or more times a week during the heating season should have their chimneys inspected and cleaned once a year. BADEN - 3 BR, 2 BA, 1612 sf, Crawl, $69,900. Pat. #4316966 3 BR, 2 BA, 2086 sf, FL bsmt., $204,900. Angie. #4316901 ' ,L. 4 BR, 1 BA, 1581 sf, PR bsmt., Jerry Green is the owner and primary inspector for Answer- man Home Inspections LLC, ClintonSt. Clair County. The purchase of real estate is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Inspect Before You Invest. Questions or comments to Jerry Green at answermanhi@charter.net S]RANO 3 BR, 2 BA, 1188 sf, Lg. Lot 3 BR, 2BA, 1424 sf, Fenced, $78,500. Steve K. #4308999 $137.,000. Angie. #4316236 $79,900 Carol. #4316543 4 BR, 2 BA, 2108 sf, FL bsmt., TRENTON - $119,900. Joy. #4312670 • 3 BR, 2BA, 1680 sf, Crawl. 4 BR, 2 BA, 1866 sf, Crawl, | $64,900. Joy. #4314677 $147,500. Steve R. #4308605 ...... |I ........... : " : 5 BR, 4 BA, 5307 sf, FL bsmt., 4 BR, 2 BA, 1700 sf, FL bsmt., l ' " ' 3 BR, 3 BA, 960 sf, crawl, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1630 sf, FL bsmt., $62,500. Joy. #4314722 ...... : ....... $149,900. Joy. #4315270 4 NR, 3 NA, 2352 sf, Welkout  Commercial site out of city limits, lower level, $149,900. Angie.  11,528 sf, warehouse, 2.06 acres. #4313846 $499,000. Steve K. #4216530 3 BR, 2 BA, 2148 SF, FL Bsmt.,  ] $159,999. Steve R. #4314186 3 BR, 2BA, 1516 sf, Cellar, $87,900. Steve R. #4310336  Commercial Bldg. 2 offices, 1 BA, garage, off 1:64. $148,000 3 BR, 2 BA, 1500 SF, PR Bsmt., --- -,,- Joy. #4206977 $109,500. Angie. #4313722 2 BR, 1 BA, 1515 sf, PR bsmt, 4 BR, 3 BA, 3470 sf, Slab. $49,900. Caro1.#4316539 $194,900. Joy. #4307095 VIEW MORE LISTINGS AT Wishes for a Happy New Year from all STRANO.COM your friends at Strano Associastes! RealtoP ~ Mediator GRI, RAA, SRES, AHWD, BPOR, SFR STRANO ,sr ........ .%,. ..... ,,,,. Impressive home priced to sell, below $100 per sq. ft. Located at the edge of Germantown, great neighborhood,family friendly. Only 30 min from O'FalIon/SAFB. Asking $399,900 Call Strano Realtor Steve J Richter 578-8551. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CLINTON COUNTY-CARLYLE, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS 12 CH 00043 KATHERINE E. WlLKEN; BILL B. WlLKEN; ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; DEFENDANTS 202 NORTH PAGE STREET AVISTON, IL 62216 CARLYLE • 21727 Robin Lane o $119,500 3 Bedrooms, 2 bath, 1,456 Square feet. Close to lake. Call Dennis. CARLYLE. 18808 Oak Street. $59,900 2 bed, 1 bath, 896 square feet Nice get away property located in Lakeshore Acres Completely furnished and includes boat dock and storage shed. Call John DAMIANSVILLE * 209 W. Main St. • $174,900 3BR, 3 Full baths,   almost complete ALBERS • 108 N. Broadway • $109,900 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,440 square feet. Call Jackie. AVISTON . MANN THAT'S CLEAN . $250,000 Car Wash-4 Bays-  : ...... , great investment!  Call John. AMISTON • 12906 Louis Lane • $250,000 4 BR, 4 BA, attached garage, detached garage. On almost an acre of ground in , finished off lower level.  country setting. Call Dennis. Lots of extras, extra Bi' AMISTON • 199 W. Elm o $94,900 detached garage, 6 3 BR, 1 BA, 1350 sq. ft., 2-car detached garage, BECKEMEYER • 190 E. 1st Street • $40,000 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, panel wood doors, solid wood trim, and a gun room. Sits on Large Lot. Call Jackie. DAMIANSMI[.LE • 301 Maple ° $71,690 2bedroom, lbath, - --, :.  861 square feet. Full basement. Call Dennis. ' .... HIGHLAND • 480 E. Pike Drive, $149,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath z- . .- .. over 2700 square feet. Call John. HIGHLAND o 14458 Shad), Oak Ln • $259,900 4 BR, 4 baths, 3696 sq.  ,,,,=...u ft., 3 car attached garage. St. Rose School District. Call John. NEW BADEN • 10-12 W. Hanover • $128,400 Commercial Property,  Great Investment! Call Tom. NEW BADEN • 2121 Airport Rd. • $214,900 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1600 sq. ft. Sits on 1.5 '.  , " ." Acres. Damiansville School Dist. Call John.- '°  ...... 2,020 square feet.  Call Dennis. GERMANTOWN • 7825 Wesclin Rd o $258,900 3 BR, 2 BA, 1484 SF, BECKEMEYER • 231 W. Beckemeyer, $59,900 6.46 Acres with pond REDUCED! 2 bedrooms, and has lots of out- 1 bath, 780 square feet. buildings. Call Jackie. Call Tom. BREESE • 1 Merlin Court. $134,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath I 1457 square feet !  . Corner lot. Call JackieL BREESE • 446 8th Street • $142,900 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, I1 1674 square feet. Call John. BREESE • 758 S. 2nd Street • $114,900 4 bedroom, 2 bath, .',.:: i ' 1784 square feet. Call Tom. BREESE • 900 Walnut Street o $16_4900 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, L.. 3,761 square feet, close to the park. Call Jackiel AVISTON, 501 West 2nd St. o $228,500 3 BR, 3 BA, all brick ..  1= I very Ig. home w/over 2,400 sq. ft. on main level, + 970 finished in lower level. Has an abundance of Storage. Also sits on a  lot. Call Jackie. TRENTON • 704 West 3rd • $259,900 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,796 sq. ft. Call Jackie. TRENTON • 11163 Sunnyside School Rd. • $129,900 3BR, 1BA, 1,710 square feet, 2 car attached garage and a 32x50 shed. On 5 Acres in Lebanon School District. Call John. TRENTON • 761 N. Creek Crossing, $142,000 Beautiful 2 bedroom, Ii 2 bath Villa. Great location. Call John. TRENTON • 424 1st St. o t;112,500 3 bedroom, 1 bath ..... 1298 square feet. Call Jackie.  TRENTON o 303 W. Illinois • $99,900 Priced to Sell! Move right .... . into this charming completelyr, JL,,! J remodeled Home. 3 BR, 1 bath, upstairs loft great for that Teenager that wants his L"  own space.Call Jackie. AVISTON • 145 Bradford o $174,900’,. 3 BR, 3 baths I . 't, 1987 square feet of !' : finished space. Call Jackie. . .... . AMISTON ° 441 Redwood Drive. $139,900 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa with3:. ::: full basement, 1215 square';' ; feet, attached garage. Call John. AVlSTON • 445 Redwood Drive • $139,900 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa with full basement, 1215 square feet, attached garage. Call John. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 6, 2014, CLINTON COUNTY SHERIFF in CLINTON County, Illinois, will on January 26, 2015, in the lobby of the Clinton County Courthouse, 850 Fairfax St., Carlyle, IL 62231, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situ- ated in the County of CLINTON, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be suf- ficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 05-05-24-156-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 202 NORTH PAGE STREET AVISTON, IL 62216 Description of Improvements: WHITE WITH VINYL SIDING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $112,687.16. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments Or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and with- out recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful pur- chaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individu- als presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condomin- ium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\;\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiffs Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1204208 Plaintiffs attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. 1636415 < , ; ;