Is Your Fireplace Ready for Winter?

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, then you may be thinking about using it now that the nights are cooling down. If you’re looking forward to warming up by the fire throughout the holiday season, then watch this video to learn how to get your fireplace in San Jose ready for winter.

Start by hiring a professional to come out and inspect your chimney. This step is critical to ensure that your chimney is free of creosote buildup and is in good condition. Also, check the area around your fireplace for anything that’s flammable, including kindling and fireplace logs, and move these away from the firebox. Finally, keep a working fire extinguisher nearby and remember never to close the damper or leave the room unattended unless the fire is cold to the touch and you’re sure that it’s out.