Fireplace Fire in Wolf Creek Home?
Our South Eugene and Florence teams have been restoring fire damage for Wolf Creek homes and businesses for many years. Most of us use our fireplaces during the fall and winter seasons. Creosote buildup in chimneys is one of the leading causes of chimney fires in the United States.
Here are some fireplace and woodstove safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for preventing creosote buildup.
Limited air supply and unseasoned wood encourage the buildup of creosote. To avoid that buildup, do not restrict the air supply by:
- Closing the glass doors
- Not opening the damper wide enough
- The longer the smoke is in the flue, the more likely it is that creosote will form
- Closing down the stove damper or air inlets on a wood stove too soon or too much
- Do not burn unseasoned wood
- In the case of wood stoves, overloading the firebox with wood in an attempt to get a longer burn time also contributes to creosote buildup
Fireplace and Woodstove Safety
- Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out
- Do not burn paper in your fireplace or woodstove
- Put ashes in a metal container with a lid outside, at least three feet from your home
- Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home
Call Us Today!
When your Wolf Creek home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our South Eugene and Florence team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.
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