Winter Home Safety Tips

When it gets chilly outside we all want to go inside and cozy up near the fireplace, however please keep these tips in mind when using fireplaces or wood stoves:

  • Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire
  • Don’t leave the fire unattended
  • Keep children and pets a safe distance away
  • Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used in a while
  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the opening 0f the fireplace