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Fireplace Safety Issues and Suggestions to Help Prevent Accident

Here is brief list of safety concerns you ought to know. Before you run your fireplace for the first time, have it examined, and thoroughly review the owner's handbook. Clean away any dust or debris that may have gathered during construction, i.e. wood chips or drywall dust which could damage the motor, burners or the fan. Make sure your fire detector is operating properly, and also consider installing a carbon monoxide gas detector near your fireplace.

Wait 5 minutes prior to trying to ignite the pilot burner if it goes out, this helps to ensure any gas that may be in the air will have dissipated. Keep children from getting too close to the fireplace when it is being used, as skin or clothing can easily burn if pushed against the glass face. Prior to cleaning or wiping down the fireplace, ensure that it has totally cooled down. Also, make a point of routinely checking the outdoor area around the vent to ensure there is no build up of debris.

If you feel anything is wrong with the way your fireplace is operating, it is best to act fast and call the gas company or your fireplace provider, and have it looked at immediately. Things to be familiar with consist of any unusual smells, or if the flames appear to be jumping or sputtering in an unusual way. Any maintenance on either the venting system or firebox ought to be done by a certified professional. I suggest you keep a comprehensive record of all inspections and service work that is done on your fireplace, and it may also be a great idea to keep all receipts, guarantees, and all related documentation in one folder for the convenience of reference.Company\nCompany

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