As wonderful and convenient as having a fireplace can be, there are still some dangers that you and your family need to be aware of so that you can enjoy the use of your fireplace safely. The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association is dedicated to keeping fireplace owners safe, and so they made this excellent safety video with tips that are worth keeping in mind.
The glass fronts as well as the fireplace itself can get extremely hot during use, and will remain hot for a while after it is turned off as well. Be careful when moving around the fireplace and make sure there are no children within the vicinity of it during operation. Adding an extra barrier to prevent direct contact around the glass front is a good idea. There are a few different safety barriers available, such as the attachable safety screen, free standing safety gates and free standing fireplace screens.
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