Too Much Heat
Winter is the season for locking up the windows and keeping in all the warm air. Or in many cases, cranking up the heat because the air is too cold to bear.
It’s no secret that during the winter months, in an attempt to escape the harsh and bitter cold, most people leave their space heaters running all hours of the day — whether they are home or not.
While that’s a great way to ensure your home is always hot, hot hot, it’s also a great way to increase your risk of an electrical fire. Space heaters, like any other type of heat source, need to be vigilantly monitored. Neglecting your space heater can put you at big risk for a fire. Make sure to regularly monitor your unit to ensure the only thing it’s warming up is the air in your home.
It would be pretty ironic if a space heater were to put you out in the cold due to a home fire. Which is why we at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford hope this leaves you aware of the potential dangers a space heater, if not closely monitored, can cause.
While we are not heating professionals, our technicians are thoroughly trained to deal with fire and smoke damage restoration. Call our office for a free estimate, and 24/7 emergency board up services.