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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Place and Space Heater Safety

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Safety First

According to the NFPA( National Fire Protection Association) heating equipment used in cold winter months are the leading cause of home fire deaths. Heating equipment estimates about $1 billion in property damages annually. 

If you choose to use heating equipment in your Tuscaloosa home, please use some of these safety tips provided by NFPA:

  • anything potentially flammable should be a minimum of 3 ft away
  • practicing a "no kid zone" in the 3 foot surrounding area of a heater or fireplace
  • sturdy screen in front of your fire place to catch wayward sparks
  • store ashes once they have cooled completely in  a metal container and place the container away from your house
  • turn off portable heaters when leaving the room or going to bed
  • test your smoke alarms monthly. Replace all batteries at least once a year. Don't need batteries? Replace those smoke alarms every 10 years
  • clean and inspect the fireplace every year before winter season when you need it!

In the event of a Fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Natchez to help you with the clean up and restoration of your property!

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