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Fall Fireplace Tips


Fall Fireplace Tips

Fall Fireplace Tips

As the weather begins to slowly but surely begin to cool down in Houston, it’s crucial to prioritize fireplace safety each year. Before you use your fireplace, it’s recommended to have your fireplaces inspected yearly by reliable professionals. Regular inspections ensure your fireplace functions properly and safely. Also, when you have a home under contract, consider calling a fireplace inspector to ensure that the fireplaces will be safe to use before making the purchase!

Below is some helpful information from one of my go-to local fireplace inspectors and installers, The Fireplace Man’s website.

“A chimney inspection is like an annual dental check-up, It’s preventative maintenance that helps minimize potential hazards. Sometimes, maintenance requires extra diligence. In addition to an annual inspection, here are some tips for reducing the threat of a chimney fire:

  • Add a chimney cap to the top of your chimney. A cap can keep out damaging moisture, which wears away masonry and other metal components within a chimney.
  • Ensure that your chimney has an appropriate liner. Chimney liners are required in new construction to separate system emissions from the structure of your home.
  • Have chimney flashing (the seal between the chimney and the roof) inspected and maintained. Flashing prevents rain water and snow melt from entering a house and causing costly damage to walls and ceilings.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) also recommends that all chimneys be inspected on an annual basis to prevent chimney fires.”

Be sure to also check out their website below to learn what other services they can offer you as it relates to fireplaces!

Fireplace Man

5902 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77057

Phone(713) 785-8399

By prioritizing yearly inspections, you’re taking proactive steps to enjoy a warm, cozy home environment while prioritizing safety and efficiency.

Stay warm and see you next time!

Dee Dee Guggenheim Howes