Many people are surprised to discover how easy it can be to start a fire. After all, kindling and oxygen are two of the three main components that are required, and fuel can be easily obtained by an adult from a reputable supplier. With this said, the real challenge is ensuring that a lit fire is kept under control in order to ensure that those around it are not put in any danger. Read on as the team here at Pearson Fuels goes over three top tips to keep in mind when tending to a fire…

Why are fireplace accessories so important?

Whether homeowners choose to utilise an open fireplace or an enclosed stove, it is recommended that they invest in accessories in order to help them tend to the needs of their fire safely. After all, a poker is a long metal instrument that allows for gentle manipulation of the fuel from a safe distance in order to ensure that oxygen can circulate effectively and keep the flames alight and should always be used in place of wooden sticks.

Can too much fuel affect an active fire?

The biggest misconception that people tend to have about fire stoking is that more fuel will keep their fire alight for longer. In reality, this can actually have the opposite effect because there must be enough oxygen to account for the amount of fuel and if these levels are depleted because the homeowners has filled their fire with too many briquettes then the flames will begin to diminish.

Why should flammables be kept away from an active fire?

Although it may sound like common sense, many homeowners do not move hairspray cans and deodorants a safe distance away from their stove or fireplace when lighting it. After all, the ledge over a fireplace can create a false sense of security that the flames will not be able to reach the canisters. Unfortunately, some fires, particularly those with wooden fuels, can release embers which are usually harmless but may be deadly if they land near a flammable product.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we want to ensure that our clients can retain control of their fires and burn their fuel efficiently in the process. In fact, our fireplace accessories are perfect for beginners and professionals alike and provide all the tools necessary to tend to a lit fire safely. 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!