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Fireplace KitSafety Guidelines

For fireplace kits, an effective way to ensure that the outer mortar in between the bricks is intact, is by shining a flashlight down the chimney to see the mortar inside. Crumbling mortar has to be replaced. Metal chimneys should not include dented or rusted metal parts, and screws should not be missing.

It is a great idea to clean chimneys at regular intervals as there may be deposits of creosote that can cause a dangerous chimney fire. Creosote is a hard and crust like substance produced during the combustion of wood. Soot also, is a flammable deposit that has to be removed if deposited on the chimney walls. If this deposit reaches a depth of about 1/8 inch, the chimney must be cleaned to eliminate these deposits.

It should always be remembered that fireplace kits should not be used as heating systems. Fireplaces should be used for brief durations (around five hours). Fireplace coals can continue to be hot enough to ignite a fire up to 3 days after burning. Therefore, a vacuum should never ever be used to clean up the ashes, as there is a possibility that live coals may remain in those ashes. If there is smoke in your home even after eliminating the chimney debris, ensure the damper is open. If there is a big amount of smoke coming out of the chimney, it suggests that the wood is not burning completely. These are just a few of the safety} guidelines that a property owner should practice when it concerns fireplace kits.Phoenix HVAC Repairs\nhttp://www.alaskanhomeservices.com/blog/when-to-schedule-heating-repair-in-phoenix/


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