It’s important to take precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. One of the best ways to be safe around a fireplace is to install a smoke detector in every room of your home. A good fire extinguisher should also be kept near the fireplace, as one spark from the fire can quickly cause a major fire.
How Hot Does A Fireplace Get?
A fireplace can get up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (983 Celsius).
The heat from a fireplace is very dry and will not cause any moisture damage to your home
The best way to make sure your house doesn’t burn down is by installing a smoke detector in every room and using an extinguisher near your fireplace
Keep all flammable materials away from open flames and remember that children should never be left unattended around a fire source!
In addition, it’s important to keep all flammable materials away from a burning flame and never leave children unattended around a fireplace.
In order to have a safe and successful fire, there are some general safety guidelines that must be followed:
Always place the screen in front of the fire before lighting it to prevent flying sparks from landing on nearby surfaces or igniting them immediately. Also, keep heat-sensitive materials away from a fireplace.
Be sure the fire is completely out before leaving, or going to sleep. If you can still see red-hot coals glowing in your fireplace, it’s not yet safe to leave.
Always keep children and pets away from the fireplace. It’s very easy for them to get burned by hot embers or sparks that escape into the room.
Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate your fire, as they can be dangerous under certain circumstances. Also, do not burn cardboard boxes, newspapers, lumber or other items that are known for producing sparks.
Extinguish all candles before leaving the house or going to sleep. It’s easy for any candle flame to ignite items that are close by. Being extra cautious is the best way to avoid any accidents.
Install a smoke detector in every room, including the hallway outside your fireplace. It’s important for everyone in the house to be aware of fire safety. If anyone does notice or smell smoke, they will know where it’s coming from and can exit the house quickly and safely.
If you have a wood fireplace, be sure to use dry, seasoned firewood that will produce little smoke when burning. Burning wet or green wood releases more dangerous gases, including carbon monoxide. This is very hazardous if inhaled by anyone in the house.
These are just some basic safety guidelines to be aware of. If you have any questions or think that your smoke detector is not working properly, contact a local fire department for more information and assistance with proper fireplace usage safety.