Winter Fire Safety Tips

Posted on December 23, 2022

As temperatures drop, the use of fireplaces, wood stoves, and space heaters increases. While these are great sources of warmth, they can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. Here are a few tips to help you keep your family safe this winter and ensure your home is properly heated. 

Inspect Heating Equipment Regularly 

It’s important to check all heating equipment before turning it on for the season. Make sure that fireplaces and chimneys are clean, that there are no obstructions in vents or ducts, and that all wiring is in good condition. Have a professional inspect any fuel-burning equipment at least once a year to ensure it’s operating correctly. 

Be Careful When Using Space Heaters 

Space heaters should always be used with caution. They should be kept away from furniture and other combustible materials, such as curtains and bedding. And remember to never place a space heater near water or leave it unattended while it’s on—this could lead to an electric shock or even a house fire! Be sure to unplug the heater when not in use. 

Keep Emergency Supplies Handy 

It’s always wise to keep emergency supplies, such as fire extinguishers, blankets, first aid kits, etc., close by in case of an emergency situation during the winter months. It’s also a good idea to have an escape plan, so everyone knows how to safely exit the house. 

Contact Us for Connecticut Fire Damage Restoration Services

When a fire occurs, it leaves behind damage in the form of soot, smoke, and an intense odor. If not treated properly, this damage can cause long-term problems for your home or business. At Steamatic of Connecticut, we utilize professional equipment and deodorizing products to help with smoke damage restoration.

Stay safe this winter season, and get in touch with our team if an emergency situation occurs and your home or business needs to be restored to new!