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Keeping Your Fireplace Safe

Keeping Your Fireplace Safe: Here are 7 Fireplace Safety Tips  to help keep your fireplace safe. It’s getting colder although this has been a warmer winter than most. here in Florida, it's getting warmer. We broke the record on Christmas day with 86.  The fireplace is important around the holidays because what could be better than a warm fire where the family gathers for all those wonderful events. 

Keeping Your Fireplace Safe

Before you light your first fire – Is your fireplace safe? Have you  had it checked recently? What are the most important things you need to do.You do know about Carbon Monoxide?If it builds up, you won’t even know what is happening, you become sleepy, dizzy, may have nausea and vomiting: perhaps go into a coma and then.....well, you know. 

7 Fireplace Safety Tips

  • Have your chimney checked once a year by a certified chimney sweep. Even gas fireplaces need to be checked. To find a sweep go to the Chimney Safety Institute, click here.
  • Make sure the sweep checks for cracks, loose bricks,  missing mortar. Replace the cap (screening) if necessary. It keeps birds, squirrels and debris out.
  • Burn hardwoods that have dried for 6 months. Resinous woods create creosote which is flammable and can build up in the chimney.
  • It is very important to have both smoke and carbon detectors in the home; near the fireplace and in the bedrooms.  Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer that is toxic to humans, and animals.
  • Always Have a fire extinguisher near by.
  • Keep pets and animals away from the fireplace.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving or going to bed.

Now you’re ready! 7 Fireplace Safety Tips Where's that hot chocolate?

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
Florida Luxury Realty, Trinity FL 34655
727-237-0083
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Keeping Your Fireplace Safe

 

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