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Heating Safety Tips

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO Of Piscataway know that winter months can be very cold in your home.  

Did you you know that heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires? Here are some tips for the safety of your home when using alternate methods such as electrical heaters and fireplaces

Heating Safety Tips 

*Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater.

*Never use your oven to heat your home.

*Make sure your heating equipment and chimneys are cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.

*Test your smoke alarms at least once a month to ensure safety in home in case of a fire.

*Remember to turn off portable heaters when leaving a room or going to bed.

*Have a 3 foot or more distance "Kid-fee zone" around open fires and space heaters.

*If using a space heater that uses fuel, make sure only to buy the fuel that is specified by the manufacturer.

*Never plug space heater into a electrical strip always make sure its in a wall socket.

With these few tips you can help ensure the safety in your home more effectively. If you have any concerns feel free to call us at 

SERVPRO of Piscataway 732-752-4445.

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