If you have a fireplace, you need the following safety equipment for your home:

1. Fire Extinguisher: You should have one fire extinguisher for every 600 square feet of living space and on every level of your home. Mount fire extinguishers in plain sight, but do not place them directly over or behind a fireplace.

2. Smoke Detector: Since smoke rises, smoke detectors should be installed high up on walls or on the ceiling on every level of the home and in or near bedrooms. Interconnected wireless smoke alarms are available so that when one is activated, they all sound an alarm.

3. Carbon Monoxide Detector: Carbon monoxide is an odorless colorless gas that is a by-product of combustion from both wood burning and gas burning fireplaces. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of the home as well as in or near all sleeping areas.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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