More homes than ever have some sort of fireplace installed, but not everybody thinks of the safety of fireplaces when they buy one. Most people consider the look of a fireplace to be the most important factor, price second, and safety usually comes much further down the list. But like with any appliance or installation where a risk of fire is concerned, some fire safety measures need to be considered to protect your home. Whether you’re using an open wood-burning, gas, or electric fireplace, making sure to follow some basic safety precautions is all it takes to keep your property and family safe. These are some of our top fireplace safety tips to reduce the risk of fire to your home, injury to yourself or family, and damage to your property.