Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating is Gering and the surrounding area's #1 choice for heating, cooling, and plumbing repair!

Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating is Gering and the surrounding area's #1 choice for heating, cooling, and plumbing repair!

 
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Space Heater Safety

Electric Space Heater Safety

The Statistics

CPSC estimates that from 2008 to 2010, portable electric heaters were involved in approximately 1,200 fires per year.

The Problem

Portable electric heaters are high-wattage appliances that have the potential to ignite nearby combustible materials like curtains, beds, sofas, paper, clothing, and flammable liquids. If ignition results from a heater left on and unattended, a major fire could result.

Safety Tips

CPSC recommends the following for the safe use of electric heaters:

  • Never operate a heater you suspect is damaged. Before use, inspect the heater, cord, and plug for damage. Follow all operation and maintenance instructions.
  • Never leave the heater operating while unattended, or while you are sleeping.
  • Keep combustible material such as beds, sofas, curtains, papers, and clothes at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front, sides, and rear of the heater.
  • Be sure the heater plug fits tightly into the wall outlet. If not, do not use the outlet to power the heater.
  • During use, check frequently to determine if the heater plug or cord, wall outlet, or faceplate is HOT! If the plug, outlet, or faceplate is hot, discontinue use of the heater, and have a qualified electrician check and/or replace the plug or faulty wall outlet(s). If the cord is hot, disconnect the heater, and have it inspected/repaired by an authorized repair person.
  • Never power the heater with an extension cord or power strip.
  • Insure that the heater is placed on a stable, level surface, and located where it will not be knocked over.
  • When purchasing a heater, ask the salesperson whether the heater has been safety-certified. A certified heater will have a safety certification mark.
  • Never run the heater’s cord under rugs or carpeting. This can damage the cord, causing it and nearby objects to burn.
  • To prevent electrical shocks and electrocutions, always keep electric heaters away from water, and NEVER touch an electric heater if you are wet.
  • SPREAD THE NEWS! Inform family, friends, and coworkers of the ways to use an electric heater more safely.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
 
Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating
Address:  1100 10th St. Gering, NE 69341
Phone:  (308) 436-4622
Hours:  M - F: 8AM to 5PM • 24 Emergency Service Available!
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Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating
Address:  1100 10th St. Gering, NE 69341
Phone:  (308) 436-4622
Hours:  M - F: 8AM to 5PM
24 Emergency Service Available!
Like us on facebook for more info on our Furnace repair service in Gering NE
For Furnace repair service in Gering NE, find us on Google!
Read what your neighbors say about our Gering NE plumbers on Yelp!
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For Furnace repair service in Gering NE, find us on Google!
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Your Boiler replacement installation in Gering NE becomes affordable with our financing program through synchrony. Check out our Financing options with Greensky in Gering NE