Fire Pit Tips & Safety Advice

You have more options than you may be aware of as you consider a backyard fire pit. Fires by moonlight will provide guaranteed enjoyment if you check the fire pit tips and safety advice below. A fire pit is a perfect way to extend home living to the out-of-doors. And, if your outdoor living space includes a custom fire pit, it could increase your home value by at least 15% and possibly much more.

tips & safety precautions to consider when owning a fire pit in Atlanta, GA

Permanent Fire Pits

Choose materials for a fire pit that will coordinate with the colors, styles, materials, and shapes you already have in your backyard. With a pre-made kit, you can assemble a fire pit yourself. Custom fire pits are also available. Check with your local chimney sweep or landscape professional about design and construction.

Portable Fire Pits

Fire pits with portability come in many different forms, including fire tables fueled by propane or natural gas. Fire bowls are made with various materials, including copper, cast iron, and steel. Chimineas are freestanding fire pits with chimney-style venting. Choose a fire pit that is proportional to the area it is placed in and ensure that there is plenty of seating and air circulation.

Fire Pit Tips and Safety Advice

To use wood more efficiently and better control the size of your fire, use uniformly sized pieces of firewood. The following are uses for the wood ash from your fire pit:

  • To repel snails and slugs in your garden, sprinkle the garden with a little fire pit ash.
  • Adding fire pit ash to your garden raises the alkalinity for the benefit of plants like ferns and hydrangeas.
  • For larger, plumper tomatoes, work ¼ cup of wood ashes into the soil when planting.

keeping your family safe by knowing how to properly care for your fire pit in Fayetteville, GA


The manufacturer’s instructions that come with your fire pit include essential information for safe use. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides the following general safety tips.

  • Do not use flammable liquids such as lighter fluid or gasoline to light or relight fires.
  • Don’t wear loose-fitting or flammable clothing, such as nylon, around your fire pit.
  • Children & pets should not be within 3 feet of fire.
  • Burn hardwoods if possible because soft woods such as pine and cedar pop and throw sparks.
  • Always keep a hose, fire extinguisher, or bucket of water nearby.
  • Before lighting a fire, check the wind direction.
  • Never leave a fire in the fire pit unattended.




Contact Chimney Solutions About Custom Fire Pits

The CSIA-certified chimney sweeps at Chimney Solutions provide comprehensive chimney services. We are fully aware that chimney inspections, chimney repairs, chimney cleaning, and all chimney services help keep your home and family safe. These fire pit tips and safety advice are an extension of our interest in helping with home fire safety. We also offer custom masonry fireplace and chimney designs, and our outdoor fireplace products are of the finest quality.

To schedule an appointment today, contact us online or by phone. In the Atlanta area, call 770-255-1300. For chimney sweep experts in Chattanooga, TN, call 423-551-9912.

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