Lighting a fire can be fun and with the increasing number of hearth owners, it is vital that we ensure that safety is always first.
We have put together 3 easy to remember fire safety tips when using your hearth.
First and foremost, always make sure you have enough space for your fire to burn. To prevent an unwanted fire from occurring, ensure any furniture or home decorations are kept at a safe distance from the fire. Keep in mind, when you light the fire to remove any lights or decorations dangling from the mantel to avoid them from catching fire.
Secondly, the logs you burn should be dry and well-seasoned. Burning seasoned logs has many benefits and burns more effectively than wet wood (click here to find out more on ‘how to choose a solid fuel’). Wet or unseasoned wood can cause tar/creosote to form in the hearth and chimney, which can increase the likelihood of a chimney fire. It is also recommended that you should have your chimney swept regularly.
Last but not least, keep children and pets away from the hearth and educate them about the dangers of fire. Also, you must never leave a fire unattended for any reason at all.
These are our fire safety tips when using a hearth for hearth owners; therefore if you wish to act upon any of the information given you should do so at your own risk. We will accept no liability or claims from the activities arising from the information set out in our web pages.
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