Nine Fireplace Use and Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

fireplace maintenanceSuper Bowl LIII is in the history books and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. So that must mean spring is just around the corner … right? Let’s not be too hasty. Midwesterners know better than to think winter is over before it’s over. We might have snow on Easter. Or Mother’s Day. Which means we’ll probably still be giving our fireplaces a workout for the next few months. So, now is a great time to think about fireplace maintenance. Here are our top nine tips for keeping your fireplace in tip-top shape and keeping your family safe and warm throughout fireplace season (however long that might be.) Continue reading “Nine Fireplace Use and Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family Safe”

Practice Fire Safety on Home Fire Drill Day

October 13th is Home Fire Drill Day.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA,) a home fire that may require the services of a fire restoration company happens every 86 seconds.  If the smoke alarms went off in your house, would your kids know what to do?  Even if you’ve talked about it in the past, kids need practice to reinforce things they’ve learned.  Having fire drills at home (just like they do at school) on a regular basis will ensure that your kids will be calm, rehearsed and ready if that alarm starts to sound.

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