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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Space Heater Safety Tips for Lake Marian Highlands Residents?

2/6/2024 (Permalink)

A space heater takes the chill out of a room. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Osceola County.

Our local team in Osceola County is a leader in fire damage restoration services in Lake Marian Highlands. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), space heaters were responsible for the highest proportion of losses in home heating equipment fires. During the cool winter nights, space heaters are used to warm rooms, but they can also be a fire hazard. Here are some tips from the NFPA for operating space heaters safely:

Heater Checklist

  • Purchase a heater with the seal of a qualified

testing laboratory.

  • Keep the heater at least 3 feet away.

from anything that can burn, including people.

  • Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat


  • Place the heater on a solid, flat surface.
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn

the heater off if it tips over.

  • Keep space heaters out of the way of foot traffic.

Never block an exit.

  • Keep children away from the space heater.
  • Plug the heater directly into the wall outlet.

Never use an extension cord.

  • Space heaters should be turned off and

unplugged when you leave the room or go to bed

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Lake Marian Highlands needs fire damage restoration services, our local Osceola County team will restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 407-933-0707.

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