How to make your fireplace safer

Getting a fireplace is one of the best things you can do for your house. They add a cozy place in your house where you can spend some quality time with your friends and family. And let’s be honest, everyone loves them. Here you have some tips that will keep you safer.

Pay attention to your chimney. Even if you can’t see the inside of your chimney you shouldn’t neglect cleaning it. Whenever you fire up your fireplace there is smoke going up that chimney that will leave residue and eventually will fill it up. You should find a chimney worker easily around you. There are even some specialized workers for different types of fireplaces (antique fireplaces, modern fireplaces and so on).

Use only dry wood and avoid extremely hot burns for long periods of time. You should never use damp wood because it will release moisture into your chimney and it will cause you problems more often. A fire shouldn’t burn at full heat for long periods of time. The best way to prevent damage is by making a hotter fire that will gradually cool itself. Always keep in mind to check your fireplace manual to know exactly how hot and how long your fires should be.

Listen for sounds that you don’t normally hear. If you hear sounds from the chimney while the fire is burning, sounds that seem unnatural you should put down the fire as soon as possible. Pay attention to what your fireplace and chimney are telling you and if you feel that something is off contact someone that can fix your problem.

Make a schedule. Once a year you should get in touch with a local certified chimney services company. They will help you with everything related to chimneys and fireplaces. Don’t try to clean the chimney by yourself without proper training and equipment. You should schedule a yearly inspection at the end of the summer or early fall to make sure you are ready for the burn season.

Now that you know these tips your house should be a lot safer and you shouldn’t be worried about safety anymore. The only thing that remains is to buy an antique fireplace from London. Thornhill Galleriesis a website based in the UK where you can find different types of fireplaces and accessories. From Georgian fireplaces to fireplace surrounds their offer is huge and they definitely worth a visit.

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