Charging Your Phone In Bed May Cause A Fire
Where do you charge your phone at night?
With more kids home over break - pay attention.
Make sure that your phone charging location is a safe, hard surfaced, non-hazardous location to avoid burns and possible fires. Charging cords become damaged after being worn down, and with the right material in contact, could cause a fire. Many young adults and teenagers charge their phone under their pillow! International Business Times discusses the risky habit here! Take these steps to avoid possible fire damage or injuries:
- Make sure to discuss the proper charging locations.
- Do not use chargers if the cord has been damaged.
- Do not charge phones under or in between pillows.
- Invest in safe charging stands for your children and household.
If a fire does happen, big or small, SERVPRO of St. Joseph can help restore your property! Give us a call at 816-232-7711!