Tips for Fireplace Safety
Fireplaces are a great way to heat your home and keep it warm and cozy in the winter, but they do not come without some risks, so it is important that you take some measures in your home to keep it safe while using a fireplace or wood stove. Follow these heating safety tips to help keep your home safe this winter.
- Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from your fireplace or wood stove.
- Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
- Have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.
- Do not burn paper in your fireplace or wood stove.
- Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Place the container outside at least 10 feet from your home.
- Keep glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out.
- Make sure your wood stove has been tested by a qualified testing laboratory.
- Keep the doors of your wood stove closed unless loading and stoking the live fire.
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