Tips for Fireplace Safety
This time of year fireplaces are roaring, even in Alabama. We’ve had a snowstorm in December and plenty of frigid weather causing us to run our heaters and our fireplaces on a regular basis. Nothing is better than sitting in front of a hot fire with a hot cup of coffee and a good book or a football game (we are in Alabama after all!!). While you are enjoying the warmth and ambiance that the fire delivers, it’s important to follow some safety tips before, during and after you enjoy that fire.
- Burn only dry, split firewood. Avoid chemically treated wood.
- Install a chimney cap.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Close damper when fireplace is not in use.
- Schedule a yearly fireplace and chimney inspection.
It’s important to be safe while enjoying all the pleasures of this season! Take precautions to keep your home safe and sound!