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Hidden Dangers in Your FireplaceAugust 28th, 2015 by
This article was crafted with the help of Jeff Peterson of Potomac Services.
Depending on where you live, your fireplace could get used consistently or simply exist as a design element that’s fired up just once or twice a year. Regardless, whenever you’re playing with fire, it’s a good idea to be extremely careful and well informed about the safety hazards associated with your fireplace. We talked to Jeff Peterson, owner of Potomac Services in the metro-DC area, about the best fireplace safety tips to keep you warm and protected during the cooler months.
Limit Creosote Buildup
Monitor the Temperature
Use the Right Firewood
Have an Expert Sweep Regularly
With regular inspections and maintenance, most fireplace issues can be avoided. This article covered safety suggestions revolving around your fireplace, but dangers exist within your chimney as well. Check back on Monday for chimney maintenance and safety pointers.
This spotlight article was crafted with the help of Potomac Services, a Chimney & Fireplace Work Best Pick in Northern Virginia and Maryland. While we strive to provide relevant information to all homeowners, some of the material we publish may not pertain to every area. Please contact your local Best Pick companies for any further area-specific advice.