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Stay Warm and Safe From Fire Damage When Using Space Heaters in Your North Huntington, PA, Home

January 6th, 2017 · No Comments

We can experience some fairly frigid winters in North Huntington, PA, and we all have our favorite ways to warm up the house. Space heaters are an especially popular choice because they are small and portable, making them easy to reposition. However, your preferred method of staying warm could put your home in danger of fire damage if it’s not used safely. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, using space heaters causes approximately 25,000 residential fires, about 300 related deaths, and around 6,000 emergency room visits for burns every year. When used carefully, however, your space heater could be your most valued appliance all winter long. Call ServiceMaster Complete Restoration by Stiffey immediately if you require our fire damage restoration services in your North Huntington, PA, home.

 Prevent costly fire damage repairs by choosing the right space heater for your home. These handy appliances can run on natural gas, electricity, or kerosene. Each kind of space heater is recommended for use in different settings, so make sure to choose one that’s intended for indoor use for your home. Check the sizing table attached to the space heater to ensure that you’re purchasing the right size for the area you will be heating. Stick to newer models with safety features that are up-to-date. Among these features is a tip-over safety switch. This feature allows the space heater to turn off automatically if it gets knocked over, preventing a fire.

 Treat space heaters just like you would a lit candle with an open flame. They should never be left on while unattended. Turn them off when you leave the room or go to sleep. Keep at least three feet of empty space around a space heater at all times and place it on a level, stable surface where it will not be knocked over by passing people and pets. Avoid placing the space heater near furniture, curtains, or anything flammable. Do not place anything on top of a space heater, and especially do not hang clothing on one to dry.

 Stay warm as the weather continues to cool down this November with your trusty space heater, but make sure it’s operating safely. The team at ServiceMaster Complete Restoration by Stiffey is ready to provide fire damage restoration quickly with our 24/7/365 emergency response services in North Huntington, PA, and the neighboring communities. We are here to keep your home safe and warm and give you peace of mind.

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