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Home Heating Fire Facts for Otay Mesa?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Do you know that half of home heating fires are reported during the winter months? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants everyone to be safe around heating equipment and offer these heating equipment safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

If you are using a portable heater:

  • Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off
  • Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing, and curtains, at least three feet from the heater
  • Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip
  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

If you are using a fireplace:

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace
  • Before you go to sleep or leave your home. put the fire out completely
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home. 

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When your Otay Mesa home or business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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