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Top Appliances That Can Be Fire Hazards

Identifying fire hazards in your home is a great way to help prevent fires from happening. Did you know that some of your home appliances can be a fire hazard if not used or stored properly.

Stovetops - Most home fires start in the kitchen while cooking on stovetops (not in the oven). When cooking, frying, or grilling on your stove top, make sure you stay in the kitchen.

Microwave– if your microwave isn’t built-in, make sure you keep the surrounding area clutter free and that the vents are not obstructed.

Heating equipment – on a cold day, it’s nice to have a heater around to help warm your home. But make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items. Never plug more than one heating appliance into an outlet.

Candles - Never leave candles burning, while asleep, in another room, or when you leave your home. This goes for heating appliances as well.

Dryer - Dryers are responsible for about 9 out of 10 appliance fires. Make sure you clean out the lint screen each time you use your dryer.

Lamps Make sure your lamps are all using bulbs with wattage equal to or less than what the manufacturer recommends as well.

Electronics – Whenever possible, unplug electronics when not in use.

Lastly try to ensure that your appliances have their own outlets and use extension cords to reach more distant outlets.

Contact Hero Fire Protection for a free fire safety assessment for your home. We are a full-service fire protection company in Hawaii dedicated in educating families about the devastating effects of home fires and other home safety issues.

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