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Home Appliance Safety Tips

Home appliances make everyone’s life easier today, however there are certain safety tips that should be followed in order to ensure that these appliances work great and never cause injury. For example, appliances that are not being used should always be unplugged when possible. Equally important is to ensure that unused cords are safely stowed out of reach of children and away from pets. Appliances should always be purchased from a reputable source and have full safety ratings.

Turn Off The Appliance

With regard to warm appliances it is important to never cover an appliance with household items such as clothing or a towel. This is a sure way to start a fire. When placing appliances throughout a kitchen it is essential to ensure that there is adequate airflow and air circulation around each appliance. This is of particular concern when it comes to appliances that generate a considerable amount of heat. As an added note if an appliance ever overheats it is wise turn off the appliance and unplug it allowing it time to cool.

Avoid Touching Appliances With Wet Hands

When operating an appliance it is always recommended that homeowners and consumers carefully review the manufacturers written documentation to ensure that all safety concerns are being met. An additional safety tip that all homeowners should consider is to avoid touching appliances with wet hands. Cleaning exhaust fans on a regular basis can also help to make certain that appliances will run at peak performance at all times. This combined with keeping appliances clean and free of debris can greatly increase the useful life of this equipment and prevent the possibility of injury.

Never Leave Anything Hot On The Stovetop

Finally, keeping an oven or cooking surface clean and free of debris and grime buildup can greatly reduce the chances of a fire. Cleaning appliances regularly and removing food particles, crumbs and dirt is a smart and effective way of maintaining any appliance. As an added note, it is always a good idea to never leave an electrical appliance that is operating unattended. Parents that have young children that are roaming around the house should never leave anything hot on the stovetop. This could result in injury to a child that may pull a hot plate or pan off of the stove. Contact Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling today for Albuquerque electrical services that get results.

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