Give Space Heaters Some Space: Fire Damage Restoration in Dekalb, IL
ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip provides fire damage restoration and smoke damage cleanup in DeKalb, IL
This winter has become synonymous with sub-zero skin-numbing eyeball-freezing cold. With a seemingly inexhaustible supply of arctic cold gripping much of the nation for months on end, space heaters have become trusted friends when it comes to keeping feet warm, nurseries comfortable and driving the cold from those perpetually chilly nooks and crannies of the house. As wonderful as space heaters can be, particularly during a winter that has far out-stayed its welcome, they can nevertheless pose a significant fire damage hazard. Granted, space heaters have advanced considerably over the past several years, so much so that most current models would have a hard time making toast if they fell over on a slice of bread, but please, don’t try that! Meanwhile, many households still rely on older space heaters that can cause considerable fire damage when not used correctly. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip provides smoke damage and fire damage restoration in DeKalb, IL if your space heater gets out of hand this winter.
Electric coil and electric element space heaters in particular, where the coil or element is guarded only by a wire grate or mesh, can be especially dangerous if left untended, or if they tip over. Though most models have an automatic shut-off mechanism if they tilt or tip, the electric coils or elements retain enough heat to ignite carpet or nearby objects.
To prevent fire damage or smoke damage, be sure to keep your space heaters on a flat, hard level surface. Keep a three-foot clear radius around the space heater free of any carpeting, rugs or children’s toys. When possible, try to keep a space heater in a low traffic area to prevent tripping on the electrical cord or tipping over the unit.
While space heaters generally won’t burn a house down, they can cause substantial fire damage or extensive smoke damage if they’re not properly used or an accident occurs. Fire damage or smoke damage aren’t easily dealt with, and using typical cleaning or disaster restoration methods will prove insufficient when it comes to these types of damage.
At ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip, we pride ourselves on our expertise and understand there’s nothing typical or predictable when it comes to cleaning and restoring fire damage and smoke damage. We have highly trained professional cleaning teams utilizing the cleaning industry’s most up-to-date materials and equipment to tackle even the most challenging fire damage restoration project. We’re on hand 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week serving the communities of DeKalb, Sycamore, DeKalb and Northern LaSalle Counties of Illinois.
Don’t let a space heater accident or malfunction make your winter feel any longer and inconvenient than it already is. If you experience fire damage or smoke damage and require cleaning and restoration services, contact ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip immediately!