Space heaters keep us warm and cozy in the winter. But it’s important that they’re kept away from curtains, blankets, and carpeting to avoid potential fires.

  1. Keep Flammable Items Away – Clothes, sheets, blankets or other flammable objects should not be near your space heater as they can easily catch fire. All furniture and beds should be at least 3 feet away from the heater.
  2. Going to Bed? Turn it off! Even if you leave the room for a few minutes, it’s important to turn off your heater as it could start a fire that quickly gets out of control. Space heaters should never be left unattended!
  3. Adult Supervision Required. Children may not know to stay away from a space heater. They could easily tip it over or put something flammable near it. Be sure not to leave it unattended.
  4. Automatic Shut-Off. This is a great safety feature! This shuts off your space heater automatically if it gets tipped over.
  5. Flat, Solid Surface. Don’t place your space heater on a table, dresser or other unreliable or flammable surface.
  6. Plug Directly Into an Outlet. Never use an extension cord with your space heater. They aren’t designed to handle large energy loads.

If you experience smoke damage or a fire loss this winter season, give us a call at 1-800-349-4357.

John Davis