Backyard Heater and Fireplace Safety Tips


Do you have a backyard heater or fireplace in your Salt Lake City home? If so, you can’t afford to miss the rest of this post! We’re sharing helpful safety tips to ensure that your backyard is warm, cozy, and incredibly safe.

Backyard Heater and Fireplace Safety Tips

Follow these home safety tips to enjoy your backyard heater or fireplace without any accidents:

  • Always read the manufacturer’s instructions: Before setting up and using your backyard heater or fireplace, ensure you thoroughly understand the instructions provided. People often skip this step, but it’s a big one.
  • Keep all flammable materials at a safe distance from the heater or fireplace. This includes firewood, leaves, and any other combustible items. Create a designated safe zone around the heating source to prevent accidental fires.
  • Always supervise children and pets when near the heater or fireplace. Accidents and injuries can happen even if they aren’t actively in use.
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors nearby: Make sure your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are working, AND have them near your backyard heater or fireplace if it’s enclosed at all. 
  • Don’t leave the heater or fireplace unattended: It may be tempting to leave it on while you go inside, but never do so. Always turn off the heating source when leaving your backyard; never leave it running overnight.
  • Have a fire extinguisher nearby: In an emergency, have a fire extinguisher nearby and know how to use it. Keep it in an easily accessible location, away from the heating source.
  • Regularly clean and maintain your heater or fireplace: Regular maintenance of your backyard heater or fireplace is crucial for safety. Check for any obvious signs of damage, including cracks or frayed cords, and replace any worn-out parts immediately.

Does Your Salt Lake Home Insurance Need to Be Updated?

Depending on the type of heating source you have in your backyard, it may be necessary to update your home insurance policy. Some Salt Lake City home insurance policies may not cover specific heating sources or require additional coverage.

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