If you regularly use a stove or have an open fireplace in your home, it is important to stay vigilant when it comes to fire safety. After all, a fire is unpredictable, and it can be deadly if you fail to take precautions. Here at Pearson Fuels, we supply a variety of different fuels and we think it is our responsibility to ensure that our customers know how to stay safe. Read on as we go through three important things every homeowner should know…

Fuel Storage

Whether you choose to burn coal or firewood, it is important that you store your fuels safely and appropriately. In fact, it should be placed in a location where it cannot catch on fire accidentally. Most merchants recommend that you store coal outside in a coal bunker in order to keep it away from moisture, however fuels like firewood can be stored indoors or outdoors.


A stove needs to be maintained on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is in a safe enough condition to be used. In addition to this, you should also have you chimney swept regardless of whether you are a stove user or fireplace user as this reduces soot build up and ensures that dangerous gases are able to leave the home.

CO Detector

As the most difficult gas to detect, carbon monoxide (CO) is odourless, colourless and tasteless which means that it can cause a lot of damage if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. In fact, CO poisoning can be fatal if it is not caught in time so ignoring the need for an alarm isn’t worth the risk.

The wrath of fire can be difficult to contain when it takes a hold of your home and that is why safety precautions are so important. In fact, it is vital that every fireplace and stove user has their chimney swept in order to reduce the risk of chimney fires. To find out more information, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market and speak to a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!