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Do I Need A Carbon Monoxide Detector With My Fireplace?

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Curled up by a cozy fireplace, sipping on hot cocoa, the last thing on your mind may be carbon monoxide poisoning. Do you need a carbon monoxide detector when you have a fireplace? This silent, odorless gas can pose a serious threat, especially when using a fireplace. Learn about the sources of carbon monoxide, the […]

Can I Pour Water On My Fireplace?

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Have you ever wondered if you can pour water on you fireplace in case of emergencies? We will explore the types of fireplaces that allow water, such as gas, electric, and bioethanol fireplaces. Not all fireplaces are safe to expose to water, including wood-burning, pellet stoves, and coal fireplaces. Discover what happens if water is […]

Is There Any Wood You Shouldn’t Burn In A Fireplace?

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Burning wood in a fireplace is a traditional and efficient way to heat a home while creating a cozy atmosphere. But is there any wood you shouldn’t burn in a fireplace? Not all types of wood are suitable for this purpose. We will explore the benefits of burning wood in a fireplace, the different types […]

Is It Ok To Sleep With A Fireplace On?

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Fireplaces have long been a beloved feature in homes, providing both warmth and ambiance. Many people enjoy falling asleep to the crackling sounds and flickering flames of a fireplace. But is it safe to sleep with a fireplace on? We will explore the reasons why people choose to sleep with a fireplace on, the potential […]

The Top Home Fire Safety Tips During Fireplace Seasons

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Cozying up by the fire with a glass of red wine in hand is one of your favorite winter pastimes. And fortunately, when your fireplace is properly maintained, the experience can be just as safe as it is comforting. In fact, research shows that chimney and fireplace fires have dropped 88% from three decades ago […]

How Often Should You Clean Your Fireplace?

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Having a fireplace adds warmth and ambiance to any space in your home. While the main goal of a fireplace is to heat a home; however, they often do much more than that. If you want to continue using and enjoying your fireplace for years to come, ensuring you invest in regular fireplace maintenance is […]

The Ultimate Fireplace Cleaning Guide Before Winter Hits

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Gas fireplaces have been around since the 19th century with the earliest commercial model marketed and sold in the mid-1850s. Before, fireplaces were powered by wood. Later in 1912, electric fireplaces started being used as set props but not all of them created fires of their own. All fireplace options are still used to this day. […]

8 Essential Fireplace Safety Tips for Those With Young Kids

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We take fire safety very seriously at Dreifuss Fireplaces. If you have little ones, we’ve put together a list of the essential fireplace safety tips for kids and we would be happy to address any questions you may have. Let’s all have great memories from those times we gathered around the fireplace! One way to […]