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FIREPLACE SAFETY TIPS

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

FIREPLACE SAFETY TIPS

Winter weather is here in IL, and we all love curling up to a nice warm fire. It is always best to be safe when having a fire in your home, to take extra precaution, below are some tips to keep you, your loved ones, and your home safe.

  1. Burn only dry, split firewood. Avoid chemically treated wood.
  2. Install a chimney cap
  3. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  4. Close damper when fireplace is not in use.
  5. Schedule a yearly fireplace and chimney inspection.
  6. Crack a window just a little bit if you can
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand
  8. Keep fire tools out of reach of children
  9. Have glass or a screen in front of the fireplace so a child won’t get hurt
  10. Never leave the fire unattended

If you or anyone has suffered from a fire or smoke damage, please give

 SERVPRO of Mundelein/North Wauconda a call our number 847-469-6982

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