We’ve heard it from the man himself; Santa prefers a clean chimney as opposed to a dirty one. Not only is it safer for him (and easier to deliver presents), but it also helps to keep your home and family safe during these colder months! Did you know that fireplaces and chimneys are involved in 42% of heating-related house fires? That’s a pretty high statistic!
Many of us who live in the mountains have wood-burning stoves, or fireplaces, to heat our homes during the colder months. We spend most of October and November chopping enough wood to last through the season, however, there’s more to preparing your fireplace for winter than just gathering necessary supplies. You can follow some of these tips below to make sure that your fireplace is ready to safely use.
Santa’s Safety Tips
Throughout the holiday and winter season, always keep safety in mind. An unattended fire can get out of control quickly and can cause devastating destruction, but following these tips will help to keep you and your family warm and safe. We hope you have a splendid and merry holiday with friends and family. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your friends at the Carbondale Fire District. We look forward to serving you more in 2020!