Prevent heating fires in your home

Carney Insurance Services

Colder temperatures are here which means many of us will begin using our fireplaces. There’s nothing more relaxing than settling in front of a warm fire with a good book on a chilly fall night. Before you light your first fire for the season, however, you should have your fireplace inspected. A proper inspection will identify potential defects, as well creosote buildup.

Creosote is a black residue that travels up the chimney and builds up on the flue every time you light a fire. Many consider a creosote fire in the chimney one of the most dangerous because it can spread quickly, severely damaging or destroying your entire home within minutes.

The infographic includes:
1.Statistics on heating fires;
2.The time of day heating fires typically occur; and
3.Eight tips to prevent residential fires.

information courtesy of West Bend

Fire Safety Tips Infographic

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