As temperatures begin to fall, fireplaces begin to be in use for the season.
Robert Kladke, Black Hat Chimney and Fireplace President in West Seneca, says there are a few things you should be doing before lighting your fireplace for the first time of the season.
"You just want to take a flash light and get in here and make sure there are no cracks," he said.
Kladke says to take a closer look to see if there are any bird's nests or if any other animals have made a home in the chimney.
Kladke also says to have multiple smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors near the bedrooms in your home.
"It's the cheapest form of life-saving," he said.
He says to make sure you check your gas furnace, gas water tank, and anything that vents out of the house to make sure the passage way is open and clear.