- Use a screen at the base of the fireplace. Use a flash arrester at the top of the chimney to keep the sparks off the roof.
- Never use any paper or flammable liquids in the fireplace.
- To set the fire: Make sure the damper is open before building the fire. Use aged wood and an approved product designed for igniting a fire in a fireplace. OR use a gas fired log lighter that has been installed by a licensed plumber and purchased through a reliable company. Read labels to make sure you are using the correct item for that designed purpose.
Portable Space Heaters
- Do not use extension cords on electrical heaters.
- Make sure wires are in good condition.
- When purchasing a heater, check to see if it has a safety switch (when it falls over, it will cut off).
- Make sure they have copper flexible threaded connectors rather than rubber hose (American Gas Association Seal).
- Use soapy water to check for leaks. Never use a match.
- You will want a blue flame to make sure it is not putting off too much carbon monoxide. A blue flame produces less hazardous carbon monoxide.
- Make sure you have enough ventilation for the recommended size room and heater.
- Keep heater away from anything combustible (at least 3 feet) and secure,so as not to tip over.
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