There’s nothing better than cozying up near a nice fire.
Here are a few great fireplace safety, operation, and maintenance tips:
Don’t use a fireplace for more than four or five hours at a time.
Keep the doors open to allow air to be drawn up to cool the chimney,
but keep the screen closed to prevent sparks from jumping onto the carpeting.
Never leave a fire unattended
Make sure the damper is operational and completely open before lighting a fire.
Keep all combustibles a safe distance away from the hearth
Only burn dry firewood or CSIA-accepted manufactured logs in a fireplace.
Never burn pressure-treated or painted wood.
Keep a nonflammable rug in front of the fireplace so that sparks won't melt or
damage your carpeting/flooring