Owning a fireplace is a luxury and regular maintenance of this heat source is a necessity. Most people ignore the fire risks due to fireplaces. Here are some fire safety tips from U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).

  • Consult a certified fireplace specialist for annual inspection and maintenance.
  • It’s preferable to use fire-resistant materials on walls around the fireplace.
  • Use only seasoned wood to build fire
  • Avoid using flammable liquids to start fire
  • Extinguish the fire before leaving the room
  • Install smoke alarms inside your home
  • Ensure that you have installed appropriate venting system