Portable space heaters are a source of warmth but can also be a potential fire hazard if not used properly. Each year there are about 1,400 residential fires that involve electric space heaters keep these important safety tips in mind keep all sides of the heat or at least three feet away from curtains beds or anything combustible place.
The heater on a stable level surface and never use an extension cord or a power strip to power the heater check frequently to determine. If the heater plug cord or any part of the outlet is hot if so turn it off and have a qualified electrician take a look never leave the heater on if you are not there or while you are sleeping and remember have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside every bedroom.
For an early warning of a fire follow these simple safety tips to help keep your family warm and safe throughout the winter.
The holidays are a time to be with family - give gifts - celebrate the year. But too easily your celebrations can turn to tragedy .There are a lot of fire hazards this time of year.
Top things to consider include switch your holiday lights to l- e-ds. You should also never leave candles unattended. Make sure you're smoke detectors are in good working order.
And keep in mind, the new law requiring sealed lithium batteries in new smoke detectors takes effect at the start of the year. And - of course - if you have a live tree - it's really important that you keep it watered.
It only takes a few sparks to send a dry tree up in flames. If the worst should happen - your family will need an escape plan, too. And you should practice it often. We'll have more top tips coming up throughout the rest of the morning - and then during the morning rush - we'll show you plan, too.
The chance of your home catching on fire are much greater than winning the powerball. You can start with these steps. Do not leave your space heater unattended or on at night. Keeping at least three feet from combustibles like drapes and brackets and furniture. Make sure your best space tower heaters have a call to the touch feature. As well as the automatic shutoff feature. Keep your space heater on the level floor not sick carpeting.
No extension cords. Make sure your outlet can is support your space heater. Be proactive about other things in your home, like getting your fireplace checked once a year. Keeping an extinguisher handy. Sure smoke detectors work. Only several planned escape route and the safe room in case you wake up to flames in the middle of the night. The u.S. Consumer product safety commission says every year space.
Many of us are doing whatever we can to stay warm during this blast of arctic air. 22news storm meteorologist adam strzempko is working for you with some precautions to take if you're using a space heater. Space heaters can be a convenient way to keep warm but they can also be very dangerous. According to the state fire marshal's office, one out of almost every 30 space heater fires causes a fatality. While many of us use them, there are some important precautions to take to prevent a fire. Bob parent: you want to make sure you're not keeping the heater too close to materials, couches, walls.
You want to make sure there is enough air circulation around them and they're not on shelves and their supported properly underneath.You should keep your space heater at least 3 feet away from anything that could catch fire. Never leave a space heater unattended or on while you sleep. Try and plug it directly into the wall and only use a heavy duty extension cord with the proper power rating. Adam: the sale and use of kerosene heaters is illegal in massachusetts.