Number One Fire Prevention Tip This Fall Season
Ah, it’s that time of year again. A chill is in the air, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’ve even seen some snow already! This is the perfect weather to put another log on the fire and cozy up with your favorite blanket while catching up on your favorite TV show. But, before you start that fire there are a few precautionary measures you should take. They could end up saving you thousands of dollars in damages, and suffering a loss right before the Holiday season.
The first thing you should do before EVERY fall/winter season is have your chimney professionally cleaned and swept. In fact, this tip is so important it is also the number one tip of local Hamburg, NY and surrounding areas Fire Departments. We recently spoke to Lt. Bryon from the East Aurora Fire Department and this was the first thing he mentioned. He mentioned that they have already responded to fires this season that were caused from a chimney fire.
Another tip to keep in mind is to make sure the ashes are completely cool before disposing of them in the garbage can. We have seen too many fires that are caused from people disposing of ashes before they are completely cooled. So be mindful of these fire safety tips this Holiday season and you will be warm and safe.