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Space Heater Safety | Prevent Fire Damage in DeKalb, IL

Scott Schramer -

How to Prevent a Space Heater-Caused House Fire in DeKalb, IL

If you do have fire damage in DeKalb or nearby areas, call ServiceMaster by Skip immediately.

This winter is promising to be another cold and drawn out affair. When weather forecasters play the “Polar Vortex” card in early November, you can bet fairly confidently that the following weeks and months aren’t going to feature suntan lotion and Bermuda shorts. No, the residents of DeKalb, IL were served an early notice this year that winter had nefarious plans in store for us.

So, we trotted out the space heaters far earlier than usual. As you wander from room to room over the unfolding weeks, positioning your precious space heaters for optimal warming coverage, keep in mind some points to prevent fire damage restoration and smoke damage repair that could result from improper space heater use.

First and foremost, remember that space heaters require a lot of space. They are like teenagers in that way. While space heaters aren’t generally a huge risk for fire damage and smoke damage, they can cause proximate objects to catch fire with prolonged exposure. Small pet toys like fuzzy mice, for example, can become tiny torches after three hours of contact with a space heater. So, try to keep a radius of about three feet clear around any space heater.

Carpeting and space heaters do not get along. They’ve been known to have heated, even inflammatory, disagreements. So, try to keep carpets and rugs separated from one another. Place space heaters on a table, for example, or keep a block of wood or piece of tile underneath any space heaters.

Children and pets have been known to knock space heaters over, because children and pets don’t care about fire damage and smoke damage. Children and pets think space heaters are an impediment to getting at whatever lies beyond a space heater. Therefore, try to keep space heaters out of the reach of children and pets.

ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip understand the risks associated with space heaters, because we have extensive experience with fire damage restoration and smoke damage cleanup resulting from the improper use and deployment of space heaters. Our fire restoration services are available in DeKalb, Sandwich, Genoa, DeKalb, Cortland, and Somonauk, IL.

We hope you don’t have to call on ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip this winter due to fire damage or smoke damage. But, should you require our services, you can rest assured that we possess the expertise, materials, and equipment necessary to help your home recover from a fire damage or smoke damage disaster.


 
Wednesday January 30th, 2019#Fire Restoration