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Holiday Safety Tips for Fireplace & Chimney Owners


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If you are planning to go on holidays, well done and have fun. But, before you go, there are a few tips you need to consider as soon as possible. Here we will be focused on tips regarding fireplaces and chimneys. All homeowners having both or one of the two need to perform the tips we will explain below. The tips are obtained from professionals at Pro-Tech Chimney.

Check if the chimney clogged

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Chimneys can get clogged easily and once they do, the smoke won’t be able to travel up in the air. That’s smoke, which is toxic by the way will stay trapped inside a house.

All you need are a few minutes to inspect the system, but in the same period of time clogged chimney can foil your house with smoke and you will have a severe problem.


Keep all the items at a safe distance from a fireplace

It is another, a mandatory tip we highly recommend. All your items, especially small and fluffy ones have to be a few feet from a fireplace. This is mandatory in order to prevent risk from catching fire and causing severe damage to your home and possibly catch fire. Keep in mind that this tip refers to the fireplaces with an open flame, not fake fireplaces.

Install a screen

We are referring to the screen or door system that will go in front of a fireplace. This is done to prevent sparks from reaching the inside of the room and possibly cause fire. On the other hand, we can see that they are very affordable and they can be installed within minutes. But, they are extremely useful and they are something you need to consider as soon as possible.


Do not fear loose clothes while using the fireplace

It may sound like a well-known tip but many people make this mistake, so we had to mention it here. The goal is to prevent cloth making contact with fire and as such cause injury or worse. Always wear tighter clothing while operating a fireplace. It is beneficial, important and can help you stay safer than you may believe. 

Drawback? There are no.

Install a smoke detector

A smoke detector should be installed at any part of a year and it should help you detect smoke as soon as possible. We liked these small gadgets and we believe they are life savers.

During the holiday season you need a smoke detector even more. A few friends and a few drinks will put you in a great mood, but also make you forget amount smoke or related threats. A smoke detector won’t forget, ever.


Clean Chimney means Safe House

The best thing here is the fact you can use these tips through the year, at any given moment, but you definitely need to use all 5 tips during the holiday season. In return, you, your family and your home are going to be a safer place, period.

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