Space Heater Awareness
Winter related fires are extremely common, especially when you are trying to keep warm.
Placing space heaters too close to other objects or using the wrong type of heater in a particular area can cause severe problems.
Oil Heaters - Should be used in areas where there is the possibility of moisture. This eliminates any electrical hazards that may be present due to water conductivity. Always keep a safe distance to avoid contact burns.
Electric Heaters - These heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be useful for many areas in your home. However, they should never be left unattended. Thinking of electric heaters as giant toasters can help you understand how important it is to keep a constant eye on them. Make sure you have sufficient wattage to run the device and never use extension cords.
Our SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties staff receives an incredible amount of space heater-related calls every winter. Stay warm using a space heater, just use common sense, and always follow the directions of the manufacturer.
Guidelines when operating your space heaters:
1) Always place space heaters on a flat, solid surface for proper stabilization.
2) Purchase heaters with an automatic shut-off feature to prevent dangers from tipping.
3) Maintain proper spacing between heaters and other objects in your home.
4) Never leave children or pets unsupervised around operating heaters.
5) Shut your heaters off properly before leaving your home or going to sleep.
These simple steps will help lessen the likelihood for a fire. If this sort of incident still strikes your home this winter season, make the call to our office. We will respond quickly and provide you with the services you need to get back to normal fast.
Call SERVPRO of Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hancock Counties today at (270) 580-2200