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When it’s time to clean the ashes out of your fireplace or woodstove there are some important things you need to consider. Just because the logs have burned doesn’t mean that the ashes and firebox residue will be cool. Use these safety tips when cleaning up ash after a fire:
Ash Bucket With Shovel Hearth Country Ash Vac
Always use caution when working with ashes. Coals and ashes can melt through a plastic container causing a fire. A metal container without a lid is a hazard as well as dumping fresh ashes onto the old garden. The wind can whip up and lead to flying embers and sparks that can ignite nearby combustibles.
When safely stored and disposed of the above scenarios should never be a problem. Wood ashes are desireable to add to a garden. They replace needed nutrients in the soil. By following the above safety tips you can enjoy the benefits of your wood fire safely and enjoy the holiday season.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, Author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, Published by Creative Homeowner Press.
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