Burn it smart!
Enjoy the benefits of a wood burning stove in safe comfort by taking a few simple precautions:
- Creosote, a crusty residue left behind from smoke, may ignite into a dangerous fire. Reduce creosote by burning only clean (non treated or painted) and seasoned (dry) wood. Do not burn garbage materials such as paper, plastics, etc.
- Regularly remove ashes from ovens and fireplaces and store in a non combustible container with lid in a safe area.
- Keep combustible and household items away from wood burning stoves and fireplaces.
- Use a properly fitted screen around fireplaces to help prevent escaping sparks.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms in your home in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code and municipal by-laws.
- Ensure wood burning stoves and fire places are inspected annually by a qualified technician certified by the Wood Energy Technical Training (WETT) program.
Contact your insurance company for further information.
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