With the temperature dropping along the Coast, the use of in-home fireplaces and space heaters is on the rise, which can cause severe problems if not properly handled.
For fireplaces, keep the chimney regularly cleaned to avoid potentially flammable buildup inside.
It is also recommended to use hard-seasoned wood to burn and to avoid green wood which can pop and cause sparks.
For heating units and gas fireplaces, it is recommended to have them serviced every year to make sure everything is clean and working properly.
For both heaters and fireplaces, make sure to keep…