Home heating fires are all too common in February. There are many causes of fire damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 48% of home fires caused by heating equipment take place in December, January & February. Stay disaster free:

Chimneys:

  • Schedule a professional chimney sweep at least once per year.
  • Keep your fireplace door closed when in use.
  • Ensure your fireplace is properly vented.

Space Heaters:

  • Only use space heaters with an automatic shutoff function.
  • Never leave space heaters unattended.
  • Make sure children & pets stay three-feet away.

Safety Alarms:

  • Change batteries when needed & test once per month.
  • Maintain a Carbon Monoxide detector in your home.
  • If you smell gas, evacuate your home & call 911.

 

Contact us at 888-569-1560 if you experience a home heating fire.

 

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