Man it is getting cold which means many of us will begin using our fireplaces.
Before you light your first fire for the season you should have your fireplace inspected. (I know someone who can do this just Call me and I will give you their name and number) A proper inspection will identify potential defects, as well creosote buildup (serious stuff).
Creosote is a black residue that travels up the chimney and builds up on the flue every time you light a fire. Many consider a creosote fire in the chimney one of the most dangerous because it can spread quickly, severely damaging or destroying your entire home within minutes.
The infographic includes:
Statistics on heating fires;
The time of day heating fires typically occur; and
Eight tips to prevent residential fires.
Here are links to discuss this in more detail.
The first blog includes more information about creosote buildup and what contributes to that buildup.
The second blog has tips for hiring a reputable chimney sweep in your community.
Do you have any heating fire safety tips you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them; please share in the box below
About Jason Cass
I am the Co-Owner of The Insurance Alliance. I love to speak nationally on the topic of insurance and I am the author of "Customer Service is Just Foreplay" an Amazon Best Seller. I don't sell insurance, I help people buy it.