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Prevent Chimney Fires

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

There are more than 25,000 chimney fires incurring $125 million-plus in property damage every year in the United States. In the most severe cases, chimney fires can destroy houses and put lives at risk. These tragedies are often preventable.

Fortunately, if you practice the prevention tips here your family should be able to enjoy a nice cozy fire on those chilly days.

Have your chimney inspected yearly and cleaned by a professional when recommended.

Install a chimney cap. This will help prevent debris entering the flue and also help with preventing the smoke from re-entering.  

Burn seasoned wood to help prevent the build up of creosote in the chimney.

Burn large logs, rather than many smaller logs and never burn cardboard or wrapping paper.

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