Sunday, October 18, 2009

Time to Inspect Your Home to Minimize Your Risk of Home Heating Fires

With colder weather upon us, it's time to have your home heating system inspected by a qualified home heating repair specialist and/or inspector. Each year some home heating systems fail, and people and their homes are exposed to the risk of injury and death caused by fire and/or carbon monoxide. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home heating systems are the number one cause of fire in the home during the months of December, January and February (and trails only to fires caused by cooking in the home during the entire year). A study conducted in 2006, found that 73% of home heating deaths; 43% of all injuries and 51% of all property damage caused by home heating fires were due to stationary or portable space heaters. See In that same year, there was an estimated 61,400 reported fires due to home heating systems; 1,400 civilian injuries and $943 Million in property damage. Id.

Inspecting your home by a home heating specialist can ascertain hazards in your home including potential fire hazards and carbon monoxide threats. If you have a washer and dryer, it's also a good idea to check the external vent. Sometimes the vent leading to the outside of the home can become clogged and pose a fire hazard. A home heating specialist can check your vents and furance to determine wheter any repairs need to be done to protect your home and family from fire and other hazards to avoid your family and you becoming a statistic this winter.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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