Know the Basics in Family Fire Safety

Don't wait until this happens to your home. Be informed! Keep your family safe from fire.

Don’t wait until this happens to your home. Be informed! Keep your family safe from fire.

On a chilly winter’s night, the fireplace seems like the best place in the world to be in. Yes, your fireplace and chimney can give you that toasty feeling you long for, but it could also burn down your house in flames if you don’t pay attention to it and fail to follow simple guidelines to keep you and your family safe. That’s what we here at Pozzi Chimney Sweep would like to make sure of – that you know the basics in fire safety and that your chimney and fireplace is in tip-top shape to do its task efficiently.

Be Prepared

The first thing you need to do is to have fire or smoke alarms installed in all the rooms and in different levels of your home (if there’s more than one level). Check the batteries vigilantly so that you won’t get caught up in a situation where it’s too late to do anything because your alarms didn’t sound off. Sprinklers are also a good investment and they don’t cost too much. Also, have fire extinguishers around the house. More importantly, when the worst happens, you should be ready with a simple and effective fire escape plan. This should be practiced by everyone so that they will all know what to do and where to go. We can also give you advice on how to make an effective escape plan and route for your home.

Be Informed

Of course, it’s not enough to just be prepared for a fire. You also have to do your part in ensuring that fires don’t start in the first place. One sure-fire way is to be well-informed, especially when it comes to matters pertaining to your fireplace. You have to know what wood to burn, how to spot irregularities, how to make sure all family members know how to safely be around fire, and what things should be kept away from you fireplace (like flammable fluids and things that could explode with intense heat).

So don’t wait until something bad happens, give us a call and we’ll see to it that you can enjoy the warmth of your fireplace without having to worry about the possibility of a fire breaking out. Our certified technicians can inspect and sweep your chimney and fireplace and give you all the advice you need to minimize any hazard.