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Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

When is the last time you had your chimney inspected? Fireplaces can add extra heat in the winter, but if they’re not properly maintained, they can also become a hazard.

The purpose of a chimney is to carry hazardous gases and smoke out of your home. If chimneys are not cleaned regularly, residue called creosote can build up inside your chimney and catch fire. When you clean your chimney and have it inspected periodically, you help ensure there is a clear pathway for gasses and heat to escape.

If you’re planning on curling up in front of your fireplace this winter, keep the following tips in mind to help prevent chimney fires:

Chimney fires often lead to house fires. It’s important to follow safe fire-burning practices and keep regular maintenance on your chimney.