Are you looking for a home in Mount Prospect with a fireplace?
Currently there are 21 attached single family homes on the market in Mount Prospect.
Only one is a condo and the rest are townhouses. The most affordable attached single family home with a fireplace is $120,000 and the highest priced one is $449,000.
Of course the number is higher when it comes to houses. 89 detached single family homes are on the market in Mt. Prospect starting at $199,000 all the way to 1,895,000.
According to U.S. Fire Administration there are more than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.
- Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned annually by a certified chimney specialist.
- Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations and flammable materials.
- Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Leaving the doors open ensures that the fire receives enough air to ensure complete combustion and keeps creosote from building up in the chimney.
- Close glass doors when the fire is out to keep air from the chimney opening from getting into the room. Most glass fireplace doors have a metal mesh screen which should be closed when the glass doors are open. This mesh screen helps keep embers from getting out of the fireplace area.
- Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces that do not have a glass fireplace door.
- Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures.
- Keep air inlets on wood stoves open, and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Otherwise you may cause creosote buildup that could lead to a chimney fire.
- Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves.
More safety tips at U.S. Fire Administration
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