Fire Box Maintenance
Congratulations! You've taken the first very important step toward saving your home.
In 2017, in CFA districts, there were 1588 preventable house fires, causing more than $42 million in damage. The areas with the costliest damage were in Melbourne’s peri-urban fringe, including the districts covering the suburbs Dandenong, Caroline Springs and Narre Warren. Most preventable fires start in the kitchen, followed by lounge rooms, bedrooms, chimneys and then garages.
New South Wales
Every winter, there are more than 1100 home fires, from which around 100 fire-related injuries occur. A fire can take hold in three minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one.
Prevent fires from heaters & open fires
- Keep everything one metre away from your heater.
- Install and use as per manufacturer’s instructions.
- If you suspect a fault, have the heater serviced or replaced.
- Always supervise young children in rooms with open fires or working heaters.
- Ensure flues and chimneys are regularly cleaned.
- Strong fire screens should be set up in front of open fires.
- Never use wheat bags in bed.
Severe burns can penetrate deep skin layers, causing muscle or tissue damage that may affect every system of the body. Burns can also cause emotional problems such as depression, nightmares, or flashbacks from the traumatizing event. And not just for the burn victim.
Parents and Grandparents are often devastated by the long term impacts of burns to their loved ones. Some will blame themselves for years.
... yet the solution is so simple ...
You need to maintain your fire box ... regularly, and at least annually!
Delaying the maintenance may cost you your home, members of your family, and can be devastating.
Could you live with knowing the fire didn't have to happen!
We have a range of cleaning and maintenance products in stock and ready to ship. They can be on their way from Melbourne, the first business day after you order.
How simple is that!
Protect your loved ones! Regularly maintain your fireplace or wood burning system.
Don't leave it any longer ... you know the risk is just too high.