Learn These Home Appliance Dangers and Prevention Tips

Avoid a dryer fire.

• Consult a professional: Have a professional install and service your dryer to guarantee it is done correctly.


• Catch it: Do not use the dryer without a lint screen. Empty it after each usage to avoid leaving combustible lint in the dryer. Also, clear the lint from the drum regularly.

• Exhausted: Inspect the vent line that connects the dryer to the outdoors. When the dryer is on, ensure the vent flap is not clogged and opens completely. Clean the vent pipe of lint once a year.

• Inspect connection lines: If you have a gas dryer, ensure the gas line and connection are in good working order and free of leaks.

• Be discriminating: In the dryer, dry things that have come into touch with combustible substances, such as paint thinner, cooking oil, gasoline, or alcohol. • Take a break: Don’t leave the dryer running when you leave the house or go to bed. You don’t want a fire to start and grow.


Microwave monitoring

Microwave ovens aren’t typically seen as large appliances comparable to a stove or refrigerator.

Nonetheless, they are used for cooking, and some risks are involved. Here are a few pointers to help you avoid microwave-related mishaps:

• Shut the door: If the door is damaged or deformed and won’t close correctly, don’t use the microwave.

• Not too hot: Avoid overheating drinks. You could be burned if they overheat and erupt.

• Heavy metal: Avoid using metal utensils, cookware, or aluminum foil in the microwave since they will generate power arcs, which could result in a fire.

Bottom Line

This list may appear to have an excessive number of regulations, and some of them may seem ridiculous. They are, however, based on the terrible experiences of others, with the aim that you can learn from their mistakes with their home appliances. Keep yourself safe!