Your home’s fireplaces add beauty and warmth to your home, so proper maintenance is important.

Wood-burning Fireplace

  • Always clean the firebox and screens before you use the fireplace.
  • Make sure the chimney damper is open when lighting a fire.
  • Any open window near the fireplace should be closed to prevent smoking at the start of lighting.
  • Do a checkup twice a year, but always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Gas or Electric Fireplaces

  • Don’t ever burn wood in a gas or electric fireplace.
  • Keep flammable objects away and dust the inside and outside.
  • Change the lightbulb in your electric fireplace when needed.
  • Conduct a checkup twice a year.

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