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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fireplace Safety Tips Equals a Warm and Safe Home in Alliance Ohio

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

Fireplace Room If you experience a fire damage from your fireplace call our team to restore your home to preloss condition.

Do you worry about having a wood burning fireplace? Here are some tips to avoid fireplace mishaps so you and your family can safely enjoy the comfort of a fire this winter.

Chimney: Install a mesh screen cap over the top of the chimney. Call a certified chimney specialist to inspect and clean your chimney or woodstove annually.

Flu: Use a stove pipe thermometer to monitor flue temperature.

Air Inlets: Air inlets should always be kept open

Mesh Gates: When the fireplace glass doors are open, close the mesh screen. It will help keep embers from escaping.

Hearth: The hearth should be completely clear of any debris, decorations, or clutter.

Ashes: Let ashes cool completely before moving them. If your fireplace doesn’t have an ash pick connected to the heart, keep ashes in a metal container a safe distance from your home, at least 10 feet. Pour water over the ashes before throwing them away.

Should you keep your glass fireplace doors OPEN or CLOSED?

OPEN: Starting a fire open the doors- air will help start the fire

CLOSED & OPEN During The Fire: Closed keeps fire contained and allows fan to heat your home. Open you can better enjoy the fireplace experience, but it requires more supervision.

CLOSED: When you are finished with the fire closed doors will keep air in the chimney from entering your home.

It is important to call a restoration company during the first 48 hours after fire damages your home. It makes the difference between restoring your personal items or having to replace your items. If you experience a fire from your fireplace, call SERVPRO of South & East Stark County at 330-823-4088 or visit our website at www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com to see our services

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