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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Space Heater Fire in Mary Esther Business?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A heating fan warms a room. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our professionals in Fort Walton Beach have been providing commercial fire damage restoration services in Mary Esther for over twenty years. Some businesses allow the use of space heaters to take the chill out of a room. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top causes of fires in commercial buildings are:

  • Heating equipment
  • Cooking equipment
  • Electrical and lighting equipment
  • Smoking materials
  • Intentional fire setting

Employers without a formal policy prohibiting space heaters should provide guidelines for safe use.

  • Use of space heaters should not be allowed unless supervisor or management approval is provided before use
  • Units that have been listed or labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), or ETL (Intertek) should be the only space heaters permitted for use
  • Keep at least 36 inches of clearance around every space heater and only use them in areas free of flammable liquids and easily ignited or combustible materials
  • Proper placement of the space heater is important. Be sure it is not in a high-traffic area or where it may become a tripping hazard. Never leave a space heater unattended.

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