Home Fires - Safety Tips

Everyone loves the sound and smell of a real fire. If you follow these top tips for fire safety you can be sure you’ll be safe too.

Here are Chris’s guide to fire safety:

  • Make sure you always use a fire guard to protect against flying sparks from hot embers. These can be picked up from local DIY shops or from the internet quite cheaply.
  • Make sure embers are under control and properly put out before you go to bed.
  • Keep chimneys and flues clean and well maintained. Ideally you would get a chimney sweep out every year and that keeps your insurance company happy too.
  • Encourage children to keep a safe distance from the fire and explain why this is important.
  • Never use paraffin, petrol or methylated spirits to light or revive a fire however tempting it is, they are simply too flammable.
  • Never leave a fire unattended. See our earlier point about fireguards.
  • Keep long hair tied back when lighting fires. I think you all know why we’re mentioning that one!
  • Keep candles, incense, and oil burners away from anything flammable
  • Test your fire alarm regularly.

Once you’ve thought about all of these points, you can sit back with a glass of something nice and put your feet up in front of your gorgeous fire. Enjoy.

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Home Fires - Safety Tips

Posted 27.10.14