Fireplaces and other hearth products are beautiful, functional additions to any home, but they can also be dangerous when not used and attended to with proper vigilance. They can cause serious personal injury and property damage, which is why proper use and vigilance are especially important when small children are near a fireplace that is in use or has recently been in use and may still be extremely hot. Below are important tips and precautions to ensure your family can safely enjoy your fireplace.
These heating appliances reach extremely high temperatures while in operation. To prevent an uncontrolled fire, create space around your product to ensure that no flammable materials are close enough to ignite.
Use Safety Equipment
Whether you prefer a safety screen provided by Heat & Glo, or one that you’ve purchased from a different retailer, ensure that you are not only using the screens, but that they are secure when your hearth is in operation. This helps to reduce the risk of potential burns.
Just because your hearth is not currently in operation, doesn’t mean that it is safe to touch. These appliances remain hot even after they have been turned off, so it is important that you keep that in mind any time you are near your fireplace.
Gas Fireplace and Insert Glass Safety
How to Protect Your Family
The glass and metal surrounding your fireplace will reach extreme temperatures during operation, and remain hot for a period of time after your product has been shut off. Always keep your family, including pets, a reasonable distance away to prevent burns.
Use Protective Safety Screens
A protective safety screen will help prevent skin from coming into contact with the hot glass, greatly reducing the risk of serious burns. The screen should not be removed or altered in any way.
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association provides extensive resources to the public for more information regarding best safety practices concerning your fireplace, stove, or insert. You can visit their website here.
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