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Proper Heating Methods Pt. 2

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

As you have probably felt it by now, Jack Frost has moved into town and I don't believe he is leaving anytime soon. The official winter season has been in effect for a couple weeks now and it's been cold! There's no better way to warm up from the outside weather than with a nice cup of hot chocolate or coffee, while sitting in front of the fireplace, or wall heaters if you don't happen to have a fireplace in your home. However if you do have a fireplace at your house, here are a couple tips to make sure you and your home are safe from potentially fire damage. 

If you have a fireplace that requires you to get lumber to burn, make sure you keep the fire relatively low or else it will be hard to control and contain. Also with these types of fireplaces, it's imperative that you have a properly functioning chimney so that the soot and smoke is filtered out of the house properly. 

Another tip, regardless of what kind of fireplace you have, is to make sure there is nothing around the open flame that can catch fire easily. The heat that comes off of these fireplaces can be quite hot in some circumstances and could catch flammable items around the pit on fire pretty easily and that would just start a massive house fire unless quickly contained. 

Be careful this winter season and if anything happens, you can always call SERVPRO of Morgantown to make it "Like it never even happened."

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