With the weather getting colder, more people will be reaching for their space heaters. When using these types of heaters, please remember to never plug them into a power strip. Power strips cannot handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat and catch fire due to the added energy. It is always best for you to plug space heater directly into wall outlets. Follow these safety tips below to see how you can prevent a fire from starting in your home.
- Regularly check the cord of your heater. If it is damaged, frayed, or worn out stop using the heater.
- Keep the cord away from heat.
- Leave enough space the heater to allow for heat dissipation. Also, keep flammable materials away from heat.
- Always unplug unused appliances.
If you experience fire damage in your home please contact SERVPRO of Warren County!