Space heaters are great for keeping the house warm, especially when the temperature begins to drop outside. But like every other thing with advantages, it comes with its own disadvantages as well.
According to the research published by Iowa State University, corroborated by data from the National Fire Protection Association, most fire incident in the house is caused by a space heater, and a staggering 87% of such incident usually result into civilian death. The ultimate question then is; how do space heaters cause fires?
If the event that results in fire is known, it can be easily avoided by making a guided decision on the use of space heaters in the house. This article explores five (5) major ways in which space heaters cause domestic fires, alongside suggestions on how to prevent such occurrences. [Read more…]