Setting up a patio fire pit can be a problematic task because of all the potential safety issues that could arise. If you ask most experts, they will quickly start talking to you about some of the following points, most of which are absolutely essential to consider before even buying your new fire pit:
- First of all, it’s important to limit your options to stone fire pits and fire pits powered by gas. Wood fire pits are definitely not recommended as patio fire pits because of the obvious fire hazard that they represent.
- Never cut corners or choose appearance over safety. Even though you might need to spend a little extra on a good quality gas fire pit, you’ll find it to be well worth it in the long run.
- Proximity to flammable objects such as trees, wooden deck roofs, posts, furniture and wood siding is one of the most important issues to keep track of when installing a patio fire pit.
- Wind direction is also an important factor, since even a simple breeze on a warm and dry summer day, directed towards a flammable object, could lead to a fire.
- Finally, it’s important to call in an experienced gas fire pits installation team to install your fire pit properly and make sure to avoid any of the possible safety issues the installation process and the use of the fire pit could entail.