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Is your fireplace ready for fall?

Posted by Admin | Monday, September 8th

Is your fireplace ready for fall?
Although the weather may not have turned cool enough for a fire, it's the perfect time of year to schedule a chimney inspection. Having a certified inspection performed annually in combination with regular cleanings ensures your family and home stays safe and warm.

Here are some tips to keep in mind as we approach the heating season:
  • Close the damper in the flue when the fireplace isn't being used.
  • Keep fireplace enclosed with a metal screen and the surrounding area free of flammable materials.
  • Use glass doors properly: leave them open while fire is burning and closed once the fire is out.
  • Burn seasoned firewood only: damp wood encourages buildup, while paper, cardboard, etc., presents a danger.
  • Make sure each floor of your home has a functioning smoke detector.
  • Protect your home's exterior by keeping wood stacked away from the siding and the roof free of debris.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
Get many more fire safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration's website. READ MORE >
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