If you have a fireplace in your home and you have small children, there are several precautions that you should take in order to protect them so that they aren’t injured. Fire safety is a serious matter for everyone and owning a fireplace requires you to make an extra effort to keep your home and family safe. I’ll provide you with a few tips and suggestions that will ensure that you don’t have to worry about one of your children having an unfortunate accident.

First things first, your child should not go near the fireplace without an adult present. Children are naturally curious, so it will be your responsibility to educate them about the importance of fireplace safety. If you take the time to show them how the fireplace works, they might be less curious. Explaining just how dangerous a fire is will also help offset their curiosity.

If you don’t have one already, you should go out and purchase a safety screen or gate to be placed in front of the fireplace. We carry fireplace screens at great prices but you can also shop at your local home or hardware store that make gates and screens that are specially designed for fireplaces.  Other benefits of fireplace screens are that they are attractive and are very durable.  They are made from several types of materials like decorative glass, brass, wood & iron and add privacy to the room. There are many designs available that are made from materials such as decorative glass, brass, wood & iron. They are very flexible and can be placed in different areas.

Another tip that will keep your children safe is to keep the wood that you use for the fireplace in a safe place that children can’t get to. The reason being is that the child with access to the wood may decide to put some on the fire which can be dangerous. By storing the wood far away from the fireplace, you’ll reduce the natural temptation to explore. Just make sure that the storage area is dry. You should keep a fire extinguisher near the fireplace just in case of an emergency.. It would also be prudent to educate them on how to properly use a fire extinguisher if they ever need to use one.