With the winter weather around the corner, many people will be lighting their fireplaces to keep cozy as the weather cools down. While fireplaces provide warmth and a comfortable atmosphere, they can quickly become a safety hazard if they are not taken care of properly.
Proper maintenance of your fireplace and chimney are crucial to keeping your family safe this winter season.
It is important to make sure you never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended. Make sure to fully extinguish the fire before leaving the house or going to bed. Also, keep the metal screen closed while the fire is lit to help keep embers in the fireplace.
While you prepare your chimney and fireplace of e the winter, be sure to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and test them to ensure they are working correctly.
It is also important to make sure you have the best homeowners insurance for your home. At Quantum Source Insurance, we can help you find the right policy to protect your home from fire damage. Contact us today to learn more!
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