There’s definitely something satisfying and alluring about having a fireplace at home. It’s probably the reason why a fireplace is the second criteria among the top features buyers look for in a house, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (HPBA).
Unfortunately, any homeowner should know that the advantage of having a fireplace at home also comes with a commitment to make sure it’s working in proper order. Take note of these 8 basic fireplace safety tips to keep your Stockport fireplaces burning brightly and safely.
- Maintain a Clean Fireplace and Chimney
Before igniting your fireplace, make sure to inspect it first and clean away any creosote and soot buildup. Creosote is made up of carbon and is formed when wood, fossil fuels or tar are burned. This chemical can linger in chimneys and become a thick coating of debris.
Your chimney is the exit point for the smoke, hydrocarbon, gases and other substances produced by your fireplace, and while it helps in reducing direct harm to your household, the creosote that accumulates on it may cause fires that burn out of control.
Nowadays, most homes are installed with a fireplace feature with no chimney. They come in different