Portable Heater and Fireplace Safety Tips
Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or a portable space heater. Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cold before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
It is recommended by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) that you test both residential and commercial smoke alarms monthly.
Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. This can mitigate any potential risk of damages due to heating of your home.
Most importantly remember that SERVPRO of Blount County, is your go-to fire restoration professional in the Maryville and Alcoa area! Give us a call today (865)982-2332