Fireplace Safety

Helpful guidelines everyone should know

A few tips to help you enjoy your natural gas fireplace.

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Fireplace safety guidelines

  • Make sure your fireplace has the proper permitting and is professionally installed.
  • While NW Natural prefers installation of vented products, be sure to ask your certified contractor for recommended safety precautions when installing and using vent-free gas fireplaces.
  • Remember that fireplace exteriors can be hot. Use caution when placing objects nearby and be sure the glass has cooled before touching it.
  • Also, make sure hearth mantels and decorations meet the clearance specifications recommended by the manufacturer.

If you smell gas, shut off the flame immediately. Then call NW Natural at 800-882-3377.