A space heater is a necessity for homeowners in Tacoma during the winter months. Your heater will provide a comfortable source of warm air that you can bring around any part of your home.
Unfortunately, our team at ServiceMaster Tacoma has seen many instances where people don’t handle their space heaters properly. A space heater is a high-wattage appliance that can become deadly, as it can quickly cause fire damage if you aren’t careful. You could also burn yourself if you come in direct contact with a heater.
Our fire damage restoration team shared a few sensible space heater safety tips you can follow to keep yourself warm, and safe, this winter:
Setting Up Your Heater
Check your heater before you start using it to see it is safe. The cord and plug should not be frayed, and the physical build shouldn’t have any cracks. You can then use these steps after ensuring the heater is safe to use:
Running the Heater
The next few tips entail what you should do when running your space heater to prevent fire damage:
Following these suggestions from our team, you can keep your family safe while extending the life of your space heater. ServiceMaster of Tacoma is proud to provide 24/7 emergency disaster restoration services to our neighbors. Contact us now for a quote. We’re ready to help!