Getting Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

Posted by: on January 10th, 2012 | Make A Comment
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It’s true that the winter season is here already, but wintry weather is just starting to catch up to many around the country. Avoiding the winter chill by escaping into a warm, cozy home is always a favorite option this time of year. So chances are you’ll be firing up the fireplace very soon if you haven’t done so already. Be sure to keep these safety tips in mind before getting started.

No matter what type of fireplace you have this video will walk you through important steps to get you through getting your fireplace ready for winter safely. For those of you with wood burning fireplaces, proper cleaning and regular flue inspections are a must to keep out animals and debris. Gas log fireplace owners must be careful to always turn off the gas valve before starting any maintenance and carefully remove and replace the gas logs to prevent dangerous carbon buildup.

Check out for a huge selection of fireplace tools and accessories and The Home Depot How-To Community Forum for expert associate advice on even more home winterization techniques.

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