Every winter, we hear of homes burning and people getting burned or worse due to a fire in their homes – often caused by leaving a heater on. Experienced electricians such as Electrician Perth Experts can provide sound advice over the media each time the weather turns colder. Yet, people don’t notice it enough or fall asleep before they have time to turn their heater off. The trouble is that nighttime and early morning are the coldest parts of the winter, so that is when heaters are set to high and left on. Here are some tips on staying healthy and warm without being at risk of having the house burn down.
- Choosing a safe type of heater with a thermostat is good, as is the kind that won’t roll over.
- Teach children safety procedures with heaters, such as not covering the top, leaving paper close, and not sitting too close to them.
- Never leave a plug-in heater going overnight. Snuggle into a rug and turn the heater off if you feel sleepy.
- Always keep heaters away from drapes, clothes and sofas that could catch fire.
- If you have carpet, get your carpet cleaned professionally regularly and keep the heater off long piles that may get too close to the elements.
- Toddlers can do anything without realising the harm, so if you have a floor heater in the bathroom, ensure the cord from it is not long enough to allow it to reach the bathtub if picked up and thrown.