Wet firewood produces more smoke than seasoned wood. This can in turn can cause dangerous creosote to build up on the walls of your chimney. Burn only dry wood. Learn how often you should remove creosote in your chimney.
It may be tempting to throw dried up plants in the fireplace as they are kind of like firewood, right? Well, some plants, such as poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak can cause an allergic reaction when burned. That’s the last thing you want in the air inside your home. Leave all plant matter outside. These 12 invasive plants may be dangerous.