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How To Maintain Your Fireplace

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

As we get closer to winter and frigid temperatures, pools are closing, and fireplaces are heating up. And we, just as much as everyone else, love coming home to a warm house, crackling wood and that smell that is just quintessential winter, snow and cozy clothes.

But with a fireplace, comes the risk of potential fire damage if your fireplace is not well maintained or cleaned.

So to avoid any possible disasters, here are some fireplace safety tips to practice in your home:

  • Make sure to open the flue damper to avoid any clogging of soot. You do not want soot or smoke to build up inside or around your fireplace because soot is a silent killer for you and your home.
  • When building your fire, be sure to safely position your logs as to avoid any burning logs from falling and spreading flames beyond the safety of your fireplace.
  • Clean your fireplace regularly, and if you have gas logs then make sure to do the same with them as well.

While those are just some general tips to keep you and your home safe, also be more cautious as the holidays come into full swing. Be vigilant about lighting the menorah and where your stockings hang.

To learn more about how to prevent fireplace disasters in your home, contact the fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610) 208-0300!

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