Child-Proofing and Pet-Proofing Your Fireplace
A fireplace is always a great addition to your home. Yet, you do not want it to become a hazard. For this reason, we have brought you today some tips to protect your children and your pets from fire injuries.
When you have children or pets, most of accidents occur while unsupervised, or simply because they are curious by nature. It is up to adults to monitor what these young people and animals are doing when a fire is burning. Adults should never leave small children or pets unattended near an active fireplace.
Add Glass Doors
These safe and attractive shields provide a very stable barrier between the fire and those you care about. Nevertheless, this solution presents a drawback which is that these doors become very hot when a roaring fire is burning behind them, leaving this really as a “last line of defense.”
Fireplace screens are effective barriers to keep children and animals away from the roaring fire. You can find a broad assortment of unique screens that will be a good match for your room’s furniture and style while providing an excellent safety net.
Children are apt to trip, stumble and fall. Even if you have fireplace glass doors and a beautiful screen as a barrier, these items will not prevent bruises and scrapes resulting from a fall on the hearth surface or its edges. Hearth padding is a great solution.
Brooms, brushes, shovels, pokers, tongs, and other fireplace tools are handy to manage your fireplace easily, but they may also be considered as toys by children. We recommend storing these items in an enclosed space or moved away from the hearth area altogether in order to avoid accidents.
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