Space Heater Safety in Your Home
Heating and electrical are some of the top causes for structure fires in the United States, especially in homes. Even though they are great for the cold months approaching they can pose a serious threat. Space heaters should be setup at least a few feet away from furniture or other combustible items. You should check the equipment regularly and it is a good idea to make sure the appliance is turned off or even unplugged whenever you leave your home or are not using it. Cleaning your space heater can be done by spraying compressed air throughout the inside and vents to get rid of dust and debris that may accumulate. You may need to remove the front cover to do so.
While many modern space heaters do have a safety shut off feature built in it is still a good idea to turn it off when it will not be monitored.
Home fires can still be unpredictable and if you fall victim to one you should always call SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield for your immediate remediation needs.