The Top 10 Dangers of Fireplaces: What Every Fireplace User Should Know

fireplace protection safetyMost people love the warmth and coziness of having a fireplace in their home, so much so that fireplace sales rose well over 50 percent since 1998, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.

Over half of all U.S. homes (55 percent) now have at least one fireplace, and they’re ranked as the third most desirable feature that people look for when buying a new home, says the National Association of Home Builders (outdoor porches and upscale kitchens rank first and second).

But as you crank up your fireplace to stay cozy in this cold winter season, it’s important to know that fireplaces can be dangerous — accounting for a large number of home fires and emergency room visits every year. You can enjoy your fireplace while keeping your family and your home safe by avoiding these 10 common fireplace dangers.

Click here to find out the 10 common dangers.

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