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A Christmas tree near a lit fireplace.

Hazards to Avoid on Your Fireplace Mantle

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about a hazards to avoid and fireplace safety.

When many people think about their fireplace during the holiday season, they visualize stockings hung from the mantle. This is a charming and classic holiday scene, but it’s also incredibly dangerous if you’re planning on lighting a fire. What hazards should you think twice about before decorating your fireplace and mantle during the holidays and beyond?

Take Décor Down When a Fire Is Lit

If you really want your stockings or other décor hung on the fireplace, you should remove them before lighting a fire. Anything that dangles in front of the fire, like ribbons or greenery, could ignite and cause a dangerous fire...

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