Practical Fireplace Safety for the Holidays - Lindemann Chimney Service Co.
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  • Practical Fireplace Safety for the Holidays

    Practical Fireplace Safety for the Holidays


    The holiday season is a wonderful season of celebration and quality time spent with family. Stockings are hung, cookies are frosted, and gifts are exchanged. This time of year also presents the perfect opportunity to put the fireplace to good use keeping the home toasty during the winter months. Its flickering flames can create a wonderful ambiance for this festive time of year.

    While the holiday season is a joyous occasion, Lindemann Chimney Service also wants you to make it a safe one for both your family and your home.

    Below are some fireplace safety tips to keep in mind during the holiday season:

    • Set-up your Christmas tree a safe distance from the fireplace. A minimum of three feet is recommended. Also make sure to water it often to keep it from drying out becoming a fire hazard itself.
    • Store holiday gifts and presents away from the open flame.
    • Don’t drape or hang decorative materials such as ribbon, greenery, or fabric below the mantel. These are often combustible and can be ignited by a single spark from the fire.
    • Stockings hung above the fireplace are a heart-warming tradition many families enjoy. You can still enjoy this time-old tradition; just remove them from the mantel before starting a fire.
    • During the holidays, many guests may be visiting the home including small children. A little one’s curiosity may draw them to the fireplace’s flickering flames. When these visitors arrive, protect them from getting too close by setting up a safety gate, using child guard screens, or simply not using the fireplace during this time.
    • This also rings true for any four-legged guests!
    • Do not add wrapping paper to the hearth as they can release toxic fumes into the space when burned.

    At Lindemann Chimney Service, we strive to educate our customers on how they can best enjoy their fireplace. Keeping you informed, our website and blog offers practical tips for both fireplace and chimney safety. We also work to educate others on the importance of regular chimney inspections and cleanings. Visit our website to learn more about how to protect your family and home not only during the holiday season but all year long.

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