Fall Fireplace Maintenance and Decor Tips
October 7, 2020
Fall is finally here, the crisp and cool weather is here, and the leaves are changing colors. The temperatures are quickly beginning to drop, and that means that it’s time to make sure that your fireplace is operational and functioning properly. Before the winter gets here, it’s time to make sure that your fireplace is in tip-top shape. It’ll make sure that it stays safe throughout the season and is performing efficiently.
Whether you’ve got a gas or wood fireplace, it takes maintenance to keep it working well. Wood fireplaces need to have their flues and tubes cleaned out, and the damper needs to be inspected. A professional can help remove any creosote buildup. Gas fireplaces require inspection and cleaning, and you should replace any batteries that are involved. Make sure any flammable materials are far away from the fireplace before turning it on for the first time in a while. Work with a professional fireplace expert so that you can feel safe with your fireplace as we head into the winter.
After your fireplace is cleaned and now working well and ready to go, it’s time to decorate around your fireplace to get it ready for the fall. Once it’s all neat, it’s time to spruce things up. Earth and natural tones are perfect for the fall. Some oranges, browns, and mild greens are the colors of the season. Pumpkins have become a necessity in the fall. They come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can be creative with them.
Add texture to your fireplace; if your mantel is rustic, then mix it up with some soft and smooth textures. Conversely, if you’ve got a fine wooden fireplace, adding some natural elements can help add texture to make the place stand out.
No fireplace would be complete without some accompanying candles. As we mentioned, pumpkin is a hugely popular fall flavor and scent. Apple and maple are also beautiful fall scents. You can get seasonal candle holders as well to add even more detail. Different heights will draw visitors’ eyes to different areas. Don’t forget to contrast some colors and textures as well. Vary heights will your natural and artificial decorations. The fireplace is still the star of the show; you just want to compliment it well.
Now that the fall is here, the winter won’t be far behind. It’s crucial to get your fireplace inspected and make sure that’s it’s working before you really need it. Contact our team at Anderson Fireplace if you need help preparing your fireplace. We’re excited to help!