Twin Oaks Home Inspection


Wood Stove Safety


  • Install only UL approved stoves or fireplaces with clearances and floor protection recommended by the manufacturer
  • Woodstoves need to be on their own separate flue
  • Clean and inspect all flues and stove pipes before heating season
  • Burn only seasoned wood (at least 8 months split air dried) to reduce creosote buildup
  • Dispose of ashes in a non-combustable, metal container with a lid. Place container outside. Embers generate carbon monoxide for hours or days after removal
  • Properly install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your home