When coming home on a cold Winter’s night, all you want to do is snuggle up by the fireplace. With the convenience and satisfaction of a fireplace at the reach of your fingertips, all you have to do is turn on the fireplace…right? It’s not always that simple and today we will be going over why there’s so much more to fireplace safety.
Fireplaces are more than just Decoration
When going to turn on the fireplace, most homeowners have no doubt that it’s safe. This misconception is made by many homeowners that trust too easily or are just not educated on the possible dangers.
You may think that a fireplace is just a seasonal decoration with the benefit of staying cozy during the Fall and Winter seasons. Without question, a fireplace is a great way to spice up the overall style of your living space but it has other purposes too. The obvious purpose of a fireplace is to heat up your home. Although, did you know they can carry all sorts of unknown safety risks? These risks include a list of potential hazards.
Overtime, creosote builds up in the flu of the chimney. This can cause many safety issues regarding the heath of homeowners. You might be thinking, “What’s the big deal with a little bit of creosote?” Well, that “little” bit of creosote can create some big problems. Did you know that one of the main contributing factors that leads to housefires is the buildup of creosote.
Fireplace Safety Precautions
Every year, more than twenty five thousand…