Safety in Home Appliance Use
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Home appliances provide utmost convenience to any homeowner. Safety rules, and common sense however have to be kept in mind to ensure the safety of the whole household when using home appliances. Builders and Contractors
The Sentinel reminded its readers about the safe use oof kitchen appliances that are basically left on its own while being used such as slow cookers. Electricians
“According to NFPA, slow cookers were involved in an estimated average of 150 reported home structure fires per year from 2007—2011, resulting in an average of 10 civilian injuries and $2 million in direct property damage annually. In terms of accidents, it ranks up there with other smaller household appliances you may not ever think of like your coffee maker or teapot, food warmer and hotplates, and kettles.”
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MC2Inspections meantime reminds homewoners about the telltale signs that indicate a potential problem in a household appliance.
“An appliance which repeatedly blows a fuse or trips a circuit breaker could indicate a defect that may cause a fire or electrical shock. Unplug the appliance immediately and have it repaired or replace.”
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Local Media agency WTVM shared that there is a significant number of appliance—related fires that usually happen during the holidays.
“You’re cooking that Thanksgiving dinner and your heating element goes out, or it could be your washer or dryer. It happens seemingly out of nowhere. Appliances breaking down is something that can possibly be avoided, if you take the necessary precautions ahead of time, that’s according to Fox Appliance.”
Read the safety precautions you may want to observe here.
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