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Children's Safety for the Wood Burning Stove Owner

Even with a fence set up, a crawling child or toddler should never be left alone unsupervised in a room with a wood burning stove. Toddlers, especially, like to toss items over the fence. Heavier items such as blocks can easily crack or break the glass front of particular models of stoves. Plastic items, should they be on top of the stove, can easily melt and release poisonous fumes into the air.

From a very early age, children should be taught the hazards of a wood burning stove. It should be explained that fire is hot and ought to not be played with in any way. The exact same explanations given to children about the kitchen stove and safety should apply to a wood burning stove.

Kids are fascinated with fire. As you are loading a wood burning stove with either logs or pellets, this becomes an ideal time to discuss with them the hazards. You don't want a kid to be terrified of the wood burning stove, but, at the same time, you do want to instill a healthy respect for the appliance.

Older children can assist with wood burning stove chores, such as bringing in firewood or pellets. They can also help sweep up the area or engage younger children while the parents are occupied with the stove. Other chores, such as loading the stove or emptying the ash pan, is best left to older teens or adults.

An additional concern with wood burning stoves, not just for children, is the pollutants put into the indoor air by the stove. If a kid has an allergy to smoke or has asthma, a wood burning stove can make an attack more likely. Care ought to be taken that a child is out of the room when the stove is opened for filling or for cleaning the ash pan.Cooling And Heating Denver CO\nVisit them

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