If you own a space heater, you can do various things to make sure that it is as safe as possible. Our team has a few tips for space heater safety during Fire Prevention Week. In addition, as the weather gets colder, many people will start to use space heaters, and you can pass on these tips to your friends and family.
1. Do an Overall Inspection of the Unit
Check the space heater to make sure that the unit looks like it is new and that there isn’t worn-out or frayed wiring. Also, it is good to check the unit and the cord to make sure that the space heater isn’t getting too hot as it is in use.
2. Avoid Using a Space Heater Near Water
The space heater must never be used in a room where it may get covered in water or is at risk of standing in water. As such, space heaters should not be used in the bathroom or kitchen.
3. Don’t Use a Space Heater as the Main Source of Heat
Using a space heater as a main source of heat is dangerous and raises fire risk because it can cause the unit to overwork and overheat. Space heaters should only be used for supplemental heat.
4. Never Leave a Space Heater Unattended
Leaving a space heater unattended isn’t safe. Be sure to turn off the space heater and unplug it whenever you leave your home.
5. Clear an Area for the Space Heater
Having an area that is set aside specifically for your space heater is essential. Ensure that there aren’t any items near your space heater and that it is not near the area where people walk through your home. Also, consider pets and children when you find a place for your space heater.
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