As fireplaces start crackling, well before chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, Northeastern Fireplace & Design wants to sing this tune to you: “be safe, be safe, be very safe around your fireplace.” It’s a tune with a simple melody with a simple but important message: respect the danger that hot surfaces such as fireplaces pose.

Fire Safety Tips - Albany NY - Northeastern Fireplace and DesignWhat can homeowners do to lower risks and add protection related to fireplace and stove glass safety?

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Fireplace and stove glass safety are two areas of fire-safety concern. As with all safety, risk prevention and safe practice depend in part on people. Thus, adults should make sure that young children keep a safe distance from fireplaces. Keep an eye on kids. Adults should supervise and monitor young ones at all times.

Accessories can help with fire safety. As recommended by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, or HPBA, free-standing or attached safety screens or gates provide a barrier making it harder for anyone, adult or child, to accidentally touch a hot surface.

Have Northeastern Fireplace & Design help you protect your loved ones.

Creosote buildup in your chimney can also be a safety concern. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends that open masonry fireplaces should be cleaned at 1/4″ of sooty buildup. They say clean your chimney sooner if glaze is present in the system. Have Northeastern Fireplace & Design CSIA-certified technicians inspect your chimney for creosote buildup. This is a fireplace safety issue that involves preventable risks.

Northeastern Fireplace & Design pros have the skills and training.

Fire safety is a topic we like to talk about. Stop by our showroom in Selkirk, NY to talk fire safety or call us at (518) 767-9314.

One thing you’ll hear from Northeastern Fireplace & Design frequently: just a small dose of preventive maintenance goes a long way. For example, assuring that your wood-burning fireplace has a properly working chimney is critical. A chimney that is free of obstruction and that vents the exhaust smoke fully and properly is important for fire safety. If you have a gas-fueled fireplace you’ll want your gas lines inspected by a professional and your burner properly cleaned.

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For decades now, Northeastern Fireplace & Design has capably and reliably served thousands of customers throughout the Capital District, western Massachusetts, eastern New York and beyond. We have 35+ years of making customers happy throughout the region. Contact us directly to learn more. Call us today at (518) 767-9314 to talk fire safety before the cold winds blow.