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Fireplace KitSafety Guidelines

For fireplace kits, an effective method to see to it that the outer mortar in between the bricks is intact, is by shining a flashlight down the chimney to see the mortar inside. Crumbling mortar should be replaced. Metal chimneys should not consist of dented or rusted metal parts, and screws should not be missing.

It is a good idea to clean chimneys at frequent intervals as there may be deposits of creosote that can cause a dangerous chimney fire. Creosote is a hard and crust like substance produced during the combustion of wood. Soot also, is a flammable deposit that needs to be removed if deposited on the chimney walls. If this deposit reaches a depth of about 1/8 inch, the chimney needs to be cleaned to remove these deposits.

It ought to always be kept in mind that fireplace kits should not be used as furnaces. Fireplaces ought to be used for brief periods (around 5 hours). Fireplace coals can remain hot enough to ignite a fire up to three days after burning. Thus, a vacuum should never ever be used to clean up the ashes, as there is a possibility that live coals may remain in those ashes. If there is smoke in the house even after removing the chimney debris, see to it the damper is open. If there is a big amount of smoke coming out of the chimney, it indicates that the wood is not burning entirely. These are just some of the safety} guidelines that a property owner ought to follow when it pertains to fireplace kits.BJ Refrigeration\nTucson AZ Heating And Cooling

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