Winter is usually the perfect time to heat things up with warm fireplaces in Greenville, SC homes to fight off the biting cold. Fireplaces and heating systems, however, also need proper care and inspection to avoid fires from starting in your own home. Thus, each and every part of the fireplace, from the gas logs to the chimney, must be regularly checked and maintained.
According to a report by Laura Gaddy of the Anniston Star, the cold weather is commonly the period of spiking fire incidents. In Alabama, fire-related deaths reached almost a hundred during the winter of 2013. Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office spokesperson Stephen Holmes was quoted by saying that cold weather prompts people to go to extreme measures to stay warm.