General precautions recommended for fireplace fuels
It is recommended that chimneys be checked and cleaned yearly by a certified professional. It should be cleaned to remove all soot and creosote deposits. Creosote has been found to be the principal source of chimney fires.
Place smoke detectors in your home to comply with local regulations. Test them regularly and change the batteries when necessary. Always have a fire extinguisher handy.
Before starting a fire in the fireplace, be sure that the damper is open. Leave it open while the fire is burning and until the ashes have cooled completely. Only then should the damper be closed to prevent warm air from escaping.
The fireplace should have a mesh screen. No matter what fuel you use, always close the firescreen to prevent sparks from escaping. Once the fire has been lit, it is recommended that the screen be closed but the glass doors left open.
LONGER FLAMES TIME
Place your wood-wax firelog on the XTRAFLAME BURNER TRAY WITH HEAT REFLECTOR towards the rear of your fireplace.
If you are burning wood, place it on the grate towards the rear of the fireplace.
For maximum flame times, when burning wood-wax logs, use the TRAFLAME BURNER TRAY WITH HEAT REFLECTOR
THE SAFEST WAY TO BURN ALL FIRELOGS
The traflame ® Burner Tray supports 100% of log weight, preventing breakdowns and flare-ups.
Only burn wood or wood wax logs in the fireplace. All waste, including paper, may obstruct the pipes, causing excessive smoke and a risk of fire.
NEVER LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED!