It’s still a while before New Jersey residents can close up their chimneys for the warmer months, so it’s important that you know how to properly use your fireplace to prevent a house fire. For example, did you know that using the wrong type of wood can speed up flammable creosote buildup in the chimney which can increase your risk of a dangerous chimney fire? For more fireplace safety tips and a few do’s and don’ts of using a fireplace, watch this short video clip.
If you want to enjoy the look and feel of a wood-burning fireplace without the risk of a chimney fire or the other dangers of burning wood indoors, including smoke inhalation and flying embers, contact a fireplace company in Ramsey about converting your wood fireplace to a gas fireplace. Gas fireplace inserts can make it safer and more convenient to enjoy the warmth and glow of a roaring fire.