We didn't start the fire...

By J. Edward Knight & Co. | Nov 08, 2012

... It was the space heater!  Okay, that's not exactly how the Billy Joel song goes.  With winter approaching quickly, homeowners may be tempted to use space heaters for just one room instead of heating the entire house.  For this reason, it is important to know how to safely use space heaters.

 

According to Travelers Insurance, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 house fires every year are connected to space heater use.  More than 300 people die in these fires, and approximately 6,000 more require emergency room care due to burn injuries associated with contacting the hot surfaces of space heaters.

 

Visit the Travelers Insurance website to learn more about space heater safety.

 

For more information on J Edward Knight Insurance, visit our website here, or give us a call.  We're happy to answer any of your questions.

 

The phone numbers for our Rockland office are:

Tel: (207)-594-8823 | Toll Free: (888)-594-8823

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