When the temperature drops, you probably rely on multiple heat sources in your home. Fireplaces, space heaters and central heat all have varying best practices. If not followed, a fire disaster is likely to occur. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating home fires are most common in December, January and February. Protect yourself and your household by using heat sources safely. Based on the NFPA’s recommendations, ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey has compiled home heating safety tips for your home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Space heaters should be your top safety concern. The majority of home heating fire property damages are caused by space heaters. Other heat sources are less likely to cause home fires. However, we all know that some days central heat alone won’t cut it. Especially during the winter, you may need an added heat source. While using a space heater, make sure you follow these safety tips:
Using your fireplace in the winter is the epitome of a cozy day. Nothing compares to curling up next to a crackling fire in your home. In addition, a wood burning fire is a great alternative to relying on electricity or gas during a winter storm. Just make sure you make safety a priority while using your fireplace.
You can take as many precautions as possible, but sometimes a fire disaster is inevitable. Protect your home by installing and maintaining fire and carbon monoxide detectors.
We hope these tips keep your home free of winter heating fires. However, if you experience a fire disaster, contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Bailey at (844) 338-5447. Once a fire occurs, quick and efficient cleanup is key. That’s why you can count on us 24/7 for emergency fire restoration services in Des Moines, Iowa.