Tips for preventing fires when using your wood burning stove

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Tips for preventing fires when using your wood burning stove

Here are some tips to help you prevent fires from your wood stove:

  1. Install a stovepipe thermometer to monitor the temperature of your stovepipe. If the temperature gets too high, it can cause a fire in the chimney.
  2. Keep your stovepipe and chimney clean to prevent creosote buildup. Creosote is a flammable substance that can ignite and cause a chimney fire if it accumulates in large quantities.
  3. Use dry, seasoned wood in your stove. Wet or unseasoned wood can produce more creosote and increase the risk of a fire.
  4. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency. Make sure everyone in your household knows how to use it.
  5. Don’t burn anything other than wood in your stove. This includes paper, cardboard, and other flammable materials that can quickly ignite and cause a fire.
  6. Keep flammable materials away from your stove, including curtains, furniture, and decorations.
  7. Have your chimney inspected and cleaned regularly by a professional chimney sweep. This will help you catch any potential fire hazards before they become a problem.
  8. Don’t use your stove as a heater. If you need to keep your home warm, use an alternate heating source, such as a furnace.

By following these tips, you can help prevent fires from your wood stove and keep your home safe.

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