Fireplace glass doors are one of the greatest additions to fireplace safety and comfort. Protecting the immediate area near the fire from excessive heat as well as from burning embers, glass doors provide a neat partition. The glass doors manage to control the size of the fire and the temperature of heat in the room.
If the fire suddenly gets bigger than expected, closing the doors will reduce the flame by limiting air to the oxygen-hungry fire. It is wise to remember that while we have learned to control fire by containing it in a fireplace, the elements still can wield their unpredictable powers over us.
The U.S. Fire Administration gives these helpful tips on fireplace and home safety (here are a few)
- Keep fireplaces clean – have them inspected annually by a certified chimney specialist.
- Leave glass doors open while burning. This ensures the fire receives enough air to escape any combustion type situations.
- Never use flammable liquids to start a fire
- Do not leave a fire in the fireplace unattended.
- Extinguish a fire before going to bed or leaving.
- Always make sure you have smoke detectors installed and keep fresh batteries in them monthly.
There are many websites you can go to for fire regulations for your state and city. Burning with your fireplace doors open can prevent all kinds of potential fire hazards in your home. Combustion and shattering of glass is always a concern. Make sure you know your states laws and check the links provided to ensure you are fire safe.
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