As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, it’s a good time to brush up on your fireplace safety.
A fireplace is a great way to keep the home warm and cosy in the cooler months, but they can bring with them some dangers if not recognised and reduced. Here are some fireplace safety tips to keep your family and your home safe this autumn and winter.
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- Clean out ashes from previous fires
- Have your chimney checked regularly by a professional
- Where possible, crack a window open whilst the fire is burning
- Smaller pieces of wood burn quicker and produce less smoke
- Install a safety screen to protect children and pets
- Ensure the area around the fireplace is free from any flammables
- Never leave a fire unattended
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Keep a fire extinguisher on hand
- Keep tools used to manage the fire out of reach from children
- Educate children on fireplace safety!
Following the above fireplace safety tips should go a long way in helping to keep your family and your home safe. But if you are unfortunate enough to be affected by fire damage from any source, there are professionals who can help.
ServiceMaster Restore are professionals when it comes to smoke and fire damage clean ups. You can read more about our service on our website.
For any urgent help in restoration, contact us at 0845 762 6828