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Maintenance Checklist for The New Year

Once the holidays have ended and a new year starts, you have a little more time to spare. This time also marks the middle of cold weather. If you are looking forward to spring and making more use of your custom outdoor kitchen, you can use the time to inspect your indoor fireplace to ensure it is still running efficiently.


When was the last time your fireplace had a good cleaning? If it has not been since the fall, now is a good time to get the task done. Try to choose a moderately warm day, as you will want to do this when the fireplace has cooled down.


If you’ve opted for wood or pellet fireplace sales in Meed, CO, now is a good time to check your supplies. You want to make sure you have enough to get you through in case of a storm or anything else that may cause you to be stuck inside.

Test Detectors

If you have a fireplace in your home, you should have both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. It is important to test these on a regular basis, and mid-season makes a perfect time for an inspection of these vital safety mechanisms.

Check Your Extinguisher

A fireplace extinguisher is another important safety tool to have nearby. Make sure you have one near the fireplace. You also want to inspect the extinguisher to make sure it is in good working condition.

Review Fire Safety With Your Family

Both pre-season and midseason maintenance should involve a talk with the family about fire safety. This does not just include immediate dangers, but what to do if a fire does break out. Review exit plans and create a meeting place for your family to go if something occurs.

For more information or to schedule a professional for midseason maintenance, call one of our highly knowledgeable experts at Hi-Tech Appliance. 

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