How to Stay Safe With Your Gas Fireplace
Posted in Gas Fireplace Repair, on July 11, 2023
Many homes are equipped with a fireplace. It offers warmth, comfort and creates an ambiance. While a fireplace offers many benefits to interior design and indoor comfort, it also demands attention in the form of gas fireplace repair and maintenance. Whenever you choose to use it, taking the necessary precautions to stay safe with a fire burning your home is essential. Don’t hesitate to book a fireplace repair service with Fireplace Experts if you think you have a faulty fireplace. It’s always better to be safe when lighting fires in your home.
Take these steps to make your home a safe environment with your fireplace.
Regular Maintenance and Inspection
By scheduling regular fireplace maintenance appointments with a professional, you not only lengthen your fireplace’s lifespan but protect your home from dangers that root from the fireplace. The technicians at Fireplace Experts will provide inspection and cleaning services. The best time to book your checkup is before winter, before you use your fireplace for those cold days.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Gas fireplaces function with gas production to ignite the fire and push the hot air into the room. Carbon monoxide production can occur, which is detrimental to the individuals occupying the home. The worst part about carbon monoxide is that when it’s in the air and being ingested, you are unaware of it until it’s too late, as it is odourless. To stay safe in your home, install a carbon monoxide detector. If you already have one, check if the batteries are still functioning once in a while.
Be sure to also check your smoke detector to ensure it works properly. This can prevent your home from catching fire if the fire of the fireplace is too intense. Be sure to check your smoke detectors every month and get the batteries replaced at least once a year.
Many fireplaces in homes are connected to a chimney; however, if you live in a home without a chimney or an apartment, it’s crucial to have correct ventilation. A professional at Fireplace Experts can help determine if you have proper ventilation and can provide services to help get the best ventilation for you.
If you have little ones running around at home, you should get a safety screen for your fireplace. It prevents direct skin contact with the hot glass or flame itself. A screen can also prevent flammable objects and debris from getting into the fire to ignite it further.
Keep Children And Pets Away From the Fire
It’s essential to educate everyone in your household on fireplace safety. Even after putting your fire out, it may still be hot in the vicinity; therefore, keep kids and pets away until it cools down. Never leave them unattended in the room with the fireplace, as that can be extremely dangerous for them.
Fireplace Safety with Fireplace Experts
It is of the utmost importance to be aware of the safety precautions when it comes to a fireplace to enjoy the serenity and relaxation of it. By doing the steps above, you will have no problem. For fireplace installation, maintenance, or repairs, Fireplace Experts can help. Since 2008, we have been serving clients from all around the GTA. Contact us today to get your fireplace checked for any malfunctions or flaws.