FIRE SAFETY TIPS

FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fall is the time to fire up the fireplaces, turn on the furnace, and get that space heater out of storage. This can increase the risk of residential fire, so follow the safety tips below when heating your home.

Fireplaces

  • Inspect your chimney regularly for cracks and obstructions.

  • Don't let creosote build up in your chimney, as it could set off a roof fire.

  • Don't "over build" your fire using too much paper. You could ignite the soot in your chimney.

  • Never burn charcoal in your fireplace. It gives off deadly carbon monoxide.

  • Keep your damper open if there are hot ashes in your fireplace. Closing the damper could enable hot ashes to heat up and cause a damaging fire.

  • Let ashes cool in a sealed metal container.

Furnaces

  • Before you turn on your furnace, have it inspected by a qualified professional.

  • Make sure to check the condition of the automatic controls and emergency shutoffs.

  • If the walls and ceiling around your furnace feel too, add insulation or additional clearance space.

  • Keep all trash and combustibles away from the furnace.

  • Check your chimney for cracks or loose bricks.

  • Seal all unused flue openings with solid masonry.

Space Heaters

  • Make sure your space heater has a working safety light, alarm, automatic shut-off switch, and a cut-off device to prevent overheating.

  • Keep all objects, people and pets at least three feet away from the heater.

  • Never use a space heater in your bathroom. Water and electric appliances don't mix.

Courtesy of Homesite Home Insurance


Dawn Green Headshot
Author:
Phone: 480-227-1658
Dated: November 16th 2015
Views: 241
About Dawn: ...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

AZ Xceptional Realty
2450 S Gilbert Rd #206
Chandler, AZ
480-725-7571
602-344-9333