These days, we seem to have many household appliances that will reduce our workloads and make life easier and easier. But with the work-saving devices there are some hidden risks that can cause losses that cost us our homes, our content and our peace of mind.
Here is a list of household appliances and the inherent risks that you can easily prevent:
Dishwasher: Has an average life of 9 years. Make sure the door seals work properly to prevent water leaking. If it is not drained properly, check the garbage disposal to see if it is ready. Water leaks from dishwashers regularly cause water damage in the kitchen. If the leak is suddenly you are carefully covered. If the leak continues to happen over time, you will probably not be covered for loss.
Washing machine: Has an average life span of 10 years. Replace the rubber hoses with flexible stainless steel hoses to prevent hoses and large water requirements. If a hose bursts, the water can spread the laundry until someone finds it and causes high water loss.
Dryer (gas or electricity): Has an average life span of 10 years. Lint build-up in the dryer causes nearly 4,000 fires each year. Make sure your hair dryer hinges properly. Replace plastic valve hoses with metal. Clean the lint filter after each drying load. Disconnect the dryer and the hose twice a year and sweep out the lint underneath and inside the tumble dryer. Youll be shocked at how much fuzzy youll find.
Toaster / Toaster: Has an average life of 5 years. All these small toasteries have a folding door so you can clean them. Crumbs dry out and become highly flammable. Clean the crumb to prevent fire.
Microwave oven: Has an average life of 8 years. Never use metal in a microwave oven. It will start a fire. It will also damage or destroy the microwave that generates the waves.
Gas Oven / Oven: Has an average life of 15 years. Did you get electronic burners? If you turn on the burner and do not light immediately, turn off the burner. Even three seconds with gas ... illuminated ... can explode when it lights up. Allow the gas to release for about 30 seconds before attempting again. If you need to disassemble the burners eye and clean it. Also, make sure you clean up games in the oven that can generate smoke and start cooking. You have a lot of open flame with a gas stove. Pay attention to sleeves, towels and pot holders. And never go away from the boiler of oil heat on a stove. Most household fires depend on cooking, and most fires occur between 5-7 and 5-7.
If you have a stove hob, do not touch the panel! Place the cover on the cover to extinguish the fire or use a fire extinguisher. Never attempt to extinguish a fat fire with water.
Electric cooker: Has an average life of 13 years. Do you have a burner or oven element that is disturbed or burns out? Replace it immediately. Also, make sure you clean up games in the oven that can generate smoke and start cooking.
Cold-freezer: Has an average life of 15 years. This appliance regularly has an ice machine, which has a plastic water line that feeds it. These waterlines often fail, and they will pump water out on the floor until someone discovers it. Replace the plastic insulation line with a copper line.
Waste management: Has an average life of 15 years. If it gets blocked, go to the fusebox and turn off the switch or fuse before attempting to clean it. Never put your hand in the inside of garbage. Replace the rubber loop with a braided line.
Electric Extension Cords: Not a device, but causes thousands of fires every year. Do not use a worn cord. Check the power of the cord and do not insert any items that exceed the value. If you have a cord that you can not find ratings, discard it. Do not place a cord under a rug, mat or under a furniture. Check ALL cables in your home to make sure there is no piece of furniture resting on a cord. Feel the cables in use to see if they are hot or hot. If they are, throw them away and get a heavier cord. Using current strips is safer than cords.
I recommend that if repairing devices costs more than half the price of a new device, replace it.