Baseboard heaters are very efficient, but they can be a serious fire hazard if used carelessly. Common sense can prevent a baseboard heater fire. Any time a flammable object comes in contact with a heater, a fire could result.
Checklist for Baseboard Heaters
Check baseboard heaters often and remove objects that have fallen on top or near the heater.
Keep all furniture and curtains a safe distance from your heaters.
Never block the flow of heat.
Never permit electrical cords to drape across heaters.
Always hire an experienced electrician to do any necessary repair work on your baseboard heaters.