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Wood Stove and Fireplace Safety Tips

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Nothing beats curling up in front of a warm fire, but there are some risks to watch out for. Here's a few tips for you to rest easy and enjoy during this winter season. 

  • Be sure to have a professional inspection every year. The biggest risk of an uncleaned chimney flue is creosote, a highly flammable residue.
  • Your wood stove should be the right size for the space you intend to heat. Inconsistent temperatures can cause problems ranging from poor fuel efficiency to fire risks. Use a stovepipe thermometer to check the temperature for safety.
  • Never leave a fire unattended and use a fire screen.
  • Make sure smoke detectors are working.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close at hand, and teach everyone in the family how to use it.

Have a warm, cozy, and safe winter!

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