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Children's Safety for the Wood Burning Stove Owner

Even with a fence set up, a crawling kid or toddler should never be left alone without supervision in a room with a wood burning oven. Toddlers particularly, 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 reach the top of the stove, can quickly melt and release poisonous fumes into the air.

From an early age, kids should be taught the dangers of a wood burning stove. It should be explained that fire is hot and should not be played with in any form. The same explanations provided to kids about the kitchen cooking stove and safety ought to also apply to a wood burning stove heater.

Kids are amazed with fire. As you are loading a wood burning stove with either logs or pellets, this becomes a perfect time to discuss with them the dangers. You do not want a kid to be frightened of the wood burning stove, but at the same time, you do want to instill a healthy respect for the appliance.

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

An additional concern with wood burning stoves, not just for kids, is the pollutants put into the indoor air by the stove. If a kid has an allergy to smoke or asthma, a wood burning stove can make an attack more likely. Care should be taken that such a kid is out of the room when the stove is opened for filling or for cleaning the ash pan.Go To This Webpage\nHarrisburg Pennsylvania Heating And Cooling

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