Old Man Winter is finally here and the temperatures just keep dropping. When the weather gets colder, its natural to look for different ways to heat your home. This increased need for heat also means an increased need for fire monitoring services.
Space heaters can be a serious threat. While a space heater is a great way to beat the chills, it’s crucial that you use these devices correctly and safely.
There are three main problems with how space heaters are used that can lead to fires.
- Placing them near curtains, linens and other similar items.
- Leaving them unattended.
- A space heater with a damaged cord or plugging it into an overloaded outlet.
If you’re using a fireplace to heat your home, be sure to keep flammable materials away from it, check all equipment before use and use a screen to keep embers contained.
Whether or not you use space heaters, fire places, or other means of creating heat, fire monitoring protects your home. Consider that if a fire breaks out at a neighbour’s property, it could very easily spread to yours and cause serious damage. Fire monitoring can drastically reduce this potential damage.
If your home is already protected by monitored smoke and heat detectors, be sure to test them regularly and vacuum them out frequently as the air filters can easily clog. These devices should changed every 7 years.
Be sure our Five Diamond Certified Monitoring Station has your most current emergency contact numbers and email address to reach you at and alert you to a fire hazard when detected.
Fire monitoring better ensures that your home is protected from the ravages of a Fire. You will be comforted knowing your premises are watched over 24/7.
To learn more, or to add monitored smoke detectors to your home, call 1-800-265-5317, or just CLICK HERE.