If you’ve recently added an outdoor fire pit to your outdoor living space, congratulations! It will provide years of enjoyment for you, your family and friends. As you enjoy the warmth and ambience, it’s important to keep in mind a few important items, namely, what not to burn in Everett.
This May Surprise You
If you’re like me, you thought the fire pit could be used to burn anything that COULD burn. Surprisingly, paper, trash, or anything manmade releases carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, and a number of other toxic chemicals into the environment when burned.
Even treated wood, including pallets or any wooden materials used in industrial applications, release toxins when burned. These often contain the toxic chemical methyl bromide.
Particle board is another wood product to keep out of the fire. It’s a type of engineered wood that contains adhesives for bonding the wood fibers together. Some adhesives contain formaldehyde, a chemical found in tobacco.
What SHOULD You Burn in Your Fire Pit?
Be selective with the type of wood you burn. If you burn uncured wood, the fire loses most of its heat trying to remove the moisture. Using cured wood is more effective because it contains less moisture.
When you Need to Know What Not to Burn in Everett
Not only can we help you with questions about what to burn in your fire pit, we can also install it. We’re experts at installing indoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits. Contact us today at All Points Heating for installation or repairs of an existing system.
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