Holiday Fireplace Safety Part 1

red christmas tree ornamentsWith our stomachs still full from Thanksgiving dinner, we see more holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah rapidly approaching – and with that comes decorating and holiday parties with family and friends. That’s one of the reasons the holiday season is so great: reuniting with those you care about most and having some shared time together. And, one of the coziest ways to do that during the winter is by gathering around the fireplace for some holiday cheer. However, you should be certain you’re maintaining proper fireplace safety to ensure nothing bad happens to ruin this time of year. Here are some things to keep in mind to maintain fireplace safety this holiday season:

Decorations
We all know that fireplaces can naturally bring a sense of festivity to the room. However, you shouldn’t let this convince you to hang things like garland or stockings on the fireplace as they are both easily flammable and could cause a serious issue. Also make sure to have a screen (or an antique fireplace screen for more decoration) in order to prevent coals and embers from escaping onto nearby decorations.
Christmas Trees
You put a lot of time and effort into decorating your tree each year – don’t make the mistake of putting it too close to your fireplace. Keeping your tree a safe distance from your fireplace will prevent fires that could have serious consequences. Also be sure to keep your tree well hydrated as warm environments dry them out fast and turn them into dangerous fire hazards.

Keeping these things in mind can help you have a safer holiday season while still enjoying the warmth and ambiance your fireplace can provide. With the precaution of an antique fireplace screen you can snuggle up close without worry – shop our collection at AdamsFireplaceShop.com!

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