Safety Tips About Decorating Around Fireplaces in Christmas

When the most beautiful time of the year is right around the corner, having an accident is the last thing we want. It’s a Christmas tradition to go the extra mile when it comes to decorating your home. However, decorative elements or activities could pose a fire hazard when you own an indoor or outdoor fireplace. If you want to have worry-free holidays, here are four safety tips to keep in mind when decorating for Christmas:

Do Not Use the Fireplace Mantel to Hang Decorations

Even though it’s very tempting to hang your stockings in front of the fireplace, as tradition dictates, it could be dangerous as hanging flammables can easily ignite after you light the fire. If you decide to carefully hang decorations from the mantle, make sure to remove them before turning on your Christmas fireplace.

Use Fire-Resistant Decorations

If you want to avoid the hassle of having to take off all your decorations every time you turn on the fireplace and then putting them back on when the fire is off, then you should consider fire-resistant decorations. Some manufacturers offer decorative products that can resist longer when they’re near the fire. However, this doesn’t mean these products won’t burn, but they’re less likely to accidentally ignite.

Use a Spark Guard

This option is ideal for open-hearth luxury fireplaces. A spark guard is a mesh screen placed over the fireplace opening to protect your Christmas decorations, furniture, and flooring from dangerous sparks and popping embers.

Keep a Fire Extinguisher Near You

Having a well-protected Christmas fireplace will bring extra joy and coziness to your home. However, it’s never a bad idea to stay covered at all times by having a fire extinguisher near the fireplace area. Don’t forget to make sure that the extinguisher is fully operational and that everybody at home knows where it is and how to use it in case of an emergency.

Your Dreamed Fireplace Is Waiting For You

You deserve to have complete coziness this Christmas. At Earthcore Industries, we provide luxury fireplaces that add a unique and special touch to any indoor or outdoor space in your home. Our goal is to make you enjoy family moments like never before with the warmth of a stunning fireplace. What are you waiting for? We’re just one phone call away.