A recent report of the 2010-2012 Residential Fire Loss Estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission identified 22,700 fires and fire related incidents related specifically to fireplace usage. It is important to understand the basics of safe fireplace usage and invest in products that promote fireplace safety and protection. Chadds Ford Fireside Shop believes in promoting products that will provide a simplistic fireplace environment, add to the beauty and aesthetics of your home and most importantly, products that keep their customers safe from harm and mishaps. Below is a list of products that Chadds Ford Fireside Shop’s considers important items for safety.
Flame Resistant and Retardant Gloves: Hearth gloves protect hands and arms when tending to an open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. They are useful when you need to tend to a fire in a manner that requires more than just poking and tongs are hard to manage.
Pokers and Tongs: When the need to move, remove or reshape the logs within your fireplace, a poker or pair of tongs come in handy. They are the most important accessories to have, in order to safely move burning logs when necessary.
Screens and Glass Doors: Screens and glass doors help prevent burning embers and sparks from popping out of the fireplace, and landing on wood floors or carpeting. They also prevent small children and pets from getting too close to the fire.
Attached Screens: If you own a direct vent gas insert, fireplace, or stove an attached screen affixes easily to the glass front providing additional safety measures.
Fire Extinguishers and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: It is very important that you are prepared in the event that a fire becomes out of control. Fire extinguishers can help you contain a small mishap, which will prevent a much larger scale incident. Carbon monoxide detectors are also important home safety features that help you determine whether the air quality in your home is safe or not. These items are not limited to just the hearth area and usage.
An ash bucket with lid safely contains spent ash, which may hide still-hot embers that can unknowingly smolder for long periods of time.
A fireplace hood or mantel shield can be installed between the top of the fireplace opening and the bottom of a wood mantel, to prevent the heat of the fire from damaging the wood and finish.
Regardless of your specific fireplace design, there are products available that focus on your safety. Chadds Ford Fireside Shop can help you determine the best products for your situation and is centrally located between Glen Mills and Chadds Ford, PA. We are on Route 202 close to the Delaware/PA state line. We service the Main Line, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County. Call Chadds Ford Fireside Shop at (610) 358-9355 or stop by today.