Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow Our 8 Step Fireplace Safety Checklist!

Hot, warm air enters the room. Snap! Pop! Crackle! Crackle! Hearing the sweet sounds of the fireplace invites you to feel warm, cozy and relaxed while sipping on your favorite cup of hot cocoa... 

Do you experience this type of response when you have your fireplace lit?

Do you properly maintain your fireplace?

Do you know what to check before you light a fire in your fireplace?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 6,000 children and adults required emergency room treatment last year for injuries associated with fireplaces and fireplace equipment. 
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At CMR Mechanical, we’re dedicated to ensuring the safety of our customers, so we wanted to provide you with an easy checklist to follow before using your fireplace.

  1. Ensure that the fireplace is for real use and not decorative purposes
  2. Keep flammable materials away from the fireplace (other than where they’re supposed to be!)
  3. Open the damper before you light the fire and keep it open until ashes are cool
  4. Never use fuel, coal or charcoal
  5. Don’t overload the fireplace with logs
  6. Always use a screen around the fireplace
  7. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving or going to bed
  8. Schedule a flue and chimney inspection before each heating season

Our hope is that this checklist will help protect you and your family from the damage fireplaces can cause if not thoroughly maintained on a regular basis. Fireplaces can cause house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other deadly fumes that can result in serious injuries and death. Please contact an experienced fireplace and chimney service to ensure everything is functioning properly.

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