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Chestnuts may be Roasting on an Open Fire, but your Home shouldn’t Be!

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Bird's eye view of a table with chestnuts and hot cocoa on it POV: You're about to have a lovely Christmas Morn.

Open fires can be dangerous, but they’re also arguably the best place to roast your chestnuts! Why would you be roasting chestnuts? Who knows? We do plenty of weird things this time of year--ever heard of egg nog?

What matters isn’t what nuts you roast and how you roast them--that’s your business--but what steps you take to practice proper fire safety.

For instance: is this fire actually “open?” It’s safer to make fires outside if they’re entirely open and uncovered, unless of course you’re using a fireplace, in which case it’s technically covered. The reason why we don’t like to have fires entirely open is that it increases the risk of the flames spreading.

Also, if you do have a fire indoors, put it somewhere where it is out of the way and no one will accidentally cause a disaster by bumping into it and knocking it over, sending flames shooting all over your guests and home.

Make sure someone is always watching a fire, preferably someone in that sweet spot between “Fire Noob” and “Fire Pro,” since the “Fire Pro” is almost certainly a pyromaniac and we they have a bad habit of somehow always being near a fire gone awry.

So long as you make good decisions this season, you should be safe from fire damage. Even if something does go wrong, you’ve always got SERVPRO of Kernersville ready to help, 24/7, 365!

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