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Fireplace Safety Tips to Protect Your Monmouth County Home

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fireplace Safety Tips to Protect Your Monmouth County Home

Home fire safety is essential and even more so if you own a fireplace. It’s a nice feeling to curl up in front of a warm fire during the fall and winter seasons, but it’s a nicer feeling to know you’re safe. Whether you have a wood-burning, gas, or electric fireplace, use these fireplace safety tips to protect your Monmouth County home.

The first and foremost thing you need to do is get your fireplace professionally cleaned and chimney sweeped. Having a professional come to your Holmdel home to get rid of any debris will help prevent house fires and allow you to light fires without excess smoke. While they’re there - it’s also important that they look out for any sneaky animals that made their way in.

Other fire prevention tips include:

  • Cracking open a window while the fire is burning
  • Being sure the damper or flue is open before lighting or starting a fire
  • Making sure all embers have completely stopped burning when you’re heading to bed or leaving your home
  • Check the damper by looking up into the chimney with a flashlight
  • Use smaller pieces of dry and well-aged wood and avoid wet or green wood, which causes more smoke and soot buildup in the chimney
  • When cleaning a fireplace, remove ashes from previous fires, keeping levels of the ash to 1 inch or less
  • Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of anything that is potentially flammable
  • Never leave a fire unattended
  • Home fireplace safety should include keeping a fire extinguisher on hand

Fire damage can be especially devastating, but you can avoid it with these fire prevention tips. SERVPRO of Holmdel/Aberdeen can help you with fire damage restoration and home fire safety. We will be there for you in a crisis with our specialized fire damage equipment and expertise.

Reach out with any and all of your questions and inquiries: (732) 290-3170

About SERVPRO Team Harvey

SERVPRO of Holmdel/Aberdeen is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of West Somerset County, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, and SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

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