Space Heater Safety Tips
Space heaters caused 81% of civilian deaths involving heating equipment according to NFPA. Nearly half of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February. With the cold winter months approaching many Kansans will look to space heaters to heat certain rooms in their home and avoid high electric or gas bills. In order to minimize the risk of fires caused by space heaters here are some practices you can keep top of mind to keep your home safe.
- Never leave a portable heater running unattended, unplug when not in use.
- Assure that there is at least 3 feet of distance in all directions where there is nothing combustible.
- Regularly inspect the portable heater to assure it is working safely and effectively.
- Frequently, clean and maintain the heater to reduce dust or dirt build up.
If you do experience a fire don’t hesitate to give us a call. We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is considerably less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. SERVPRO of Southwest Wichita is dedicated to getting you back to your preloss conditions, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- including holidays (316) 260-9011.