Firewood and Log Services in Milton
During the winter season, fires are a great way for the family to gather in the living room and enjoy a nice movie or board game in front of a warm and vibrant ambience. Fires can help you save money with your energy bills and look beautiful. Not only that, but they also have a hearty, smoky scent that makes you feel like you are outdoors in the fresh air. If you have ever been camping, a warm fire can be a familiar smell as well.
Preventing Fire Hazards: Firewood and Seasoned Logs
Let’s take a short break from tree cutting and talk about fire safety. Not the usual “don’t play with matches” tip, but something you may be less aware of: what not to burn in your fireplace.
Additionally, using improperly treated, unseasoned, or process wood can cause many issues when burned. Pressure-treated lumber or plywood or other manufactured wooden pieces contain chemicals that produce toxic fumes when burned; unseasoned wood, also known as “green wood”, will produce a lot of smoke, more so than your chimney can handle and poses a risk for those who breathe it in. This also include burning debris from your Christmas tree.
Please be careful what you burn in your fireplace and keep it to only wood and certifiable fire accessories (like scented pinecones and fire starters). Also keep your and your family’s safety in mind and if you are unsure about the consequences of your action, do some research before acting it out. It could save you a lot of trouble and/or suffering. Be safe and enjoy a proper fire.