Ethanol Fireplace Safety Tips for Moorhead?
Portable ethanol burning fireplaces have become more popular. They provide ambiance and some warmth, but according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), they can be dangerous due to the highly flammable fuel, device, and open flame. SERVPRO® of Moorhead wants Moorhead residents to be safe this winter and offer these fireplace safety tips for ethanol burning fireplaces from the NFPA:
- A portable ethanol burning fireplace and the fuel should only be used by adults.
- Clean up any fuel spillage and be sure all liquid has evaporated before lighting the fireplace.
- Light the fireplace using a utility lighter or long match.
- An adult should always be present when a portable fireplace is burning.
- Place the fireplace on a sturdy surface away from table edges.
- It’s a good idea to crack a window open for a fresh supply of air.
- Never try to move a lit fireplace or one that is still hot.
- Don’t pour ethanol fuel in a device that is lit or not completely cool. It may result in a fire or injury.
- Allow the device to cool down for at least 15 minutes before refueling.
- Extinguish the flame when you leave the room, home, or go to sleep.
SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of fire restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”
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