- Apr 15, 2016
To each his own, i dont risk it anymore as theres easier/safer ways to achieve an optimal temp imoUnfortunately and electrical fault can strike anywhere. Even a space heater could develop a fault and set on fire.
Short of not using electricity it's just something very unfortunate to happen.
Even if a stat failed with the mat being on the side there shouldn't be any thermal blocking and the mat should still function safely until you notice the fault later that day.