Eliminate Heating Hazards This Winter
Did you know 50% of all residential heating-related fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February?
Sure, its important to keep your home warm during the winter. But SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch urges San Antonio to use these helful hints to also stay safe.
-- 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.
-- Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
-- Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturers, for fuel burning space heaters.
-- Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
-- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
-- Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions.
-- Test smoke alarms monthly.
If your property does suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch to help make it "Like it never even happened."