While wood-burning fireplaces are a great source of heat, they can also pose safety risks if not used properly. It’s important to have your fireplace inspected regularly to ensure that it’s functioning correctly, and to follow safety guidelines for using it. This may include using a fireplace screen, not leaving a fire unattended, and avoiding burning certain types of wood that can produce harmful chemicals.
A 2000 degree chimney fire can transfer heat through brick and ignite combustibles in your home. Chimney fires can be minor, but threaten your home and safety. Chimney cleaning and inspections is recommended at least every 36 fires or annually to prevent chimney fires from ever occurring.
Unlined Flues are not capable of protecting the combustibles of your home from high heat events. Stainless steel lining is an option for essential insulation to protect your home from fires, which can be installed to protect your chimney and home from fire due to an unlined flue.