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Space Heater Safety

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

A space heater that is properly placed heating that area up. A space heater that is properly placed heating that area up.

During the coldest months of winter, it’s not unusual to have areas in the home or office that are not adequately warmed up by your heating system. Space heaters are a common solution to adding heat to cold areas without increasing the temperature throughout the building by turning up the thermostat. But if it is used incorrectly, a space heater can create additional risks and hazards. If misused, it can cause fire or smoke damage to the property.

Following these tips this can help prevent a disaster caused by a space heater:

  • Make sure the heater is on a level, hard floor. Don’t place on carpets or area rugs.

  • Keep at least three feet away from flammable materials .

  • Keep away from loose fabric, such as drapes or hanging towels.

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

  • Always plug directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords or power strips.

  • Don’t leave heater unattended.

  • Always unplug when not in use.

  • Make sure there are smoke alarms on every floor of the property.

We at SERVPRO of Casper hope you have a safe and warm winter.

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