Heating Safety Stats Per Year: 490 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $1 billion in direct property damage

Home Fires from Heating Devices

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. be warm and safe this winter!

From NFPA: Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 52,050 fires involving heating equipment each year in 2012-2016, accounting for 15% of all reported home fires during this time. These fires resulted in annual losses of 490 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $1 billion in direct property damage.

Follow manufacturers clearances on all home heating appliances- it might save your home, and even your life.

Want to Learn more about Home Heating Fires associated with Chimneys and Fireplaces?

To learn more, please read the full article on the National Fire Protection Association’s website:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Heating

 

Why Chimney Inspections are Important

After reading the links above, and observing the damages done over time because fireplaces are not inspected properly, and due to the misuse of space heaters, this is why it is important to inspect chimneys on an ANNUAL basis.

For more, read here.

 

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