BOCA RATON, FL, September 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Appliance repair Boca Raton specialist, Mr Appliance
, has helped many customers throughout their community repair and maintain their home appliances. As such, they know the importance of proper appliance upkeep - and what can happen if these appliances are too neglected or misused.
A recent article
from This Week News also investigates the seriousness of appliance misuse. According to reports from the National Fire Protection Association, in the year 2011, home electrical fires claimed the lives of more than 400 people. According to the article, the majority of these fires could be traced back to home electrical appliances such as televisions, clothes dryers, DVD players, and electric stoves and ovens.
To prevent these fires from occurring and cut down on the damage that mishandled electrical appliances can cause, the article offers a multitude of basic safety tips and preventative measures. By following these simple guidelines, says the article, consumers can drastically reduce their risk of home electrical fire.
First, says the article, consumers should get into the habit of checking their electrical appliances for cracked or damaged wires. Appliance repair Boca Raton leader, Mr. Appliance, agrees that the importance of this routine appliance review cannot be stressed enough. "Worn, damaged, or old appliance cords are one of the most common threats presented by electrical appliances of any category," says an appliance repair spokesperson in Boca Raton on the subject. "They are also, however, one of the easiest for anyone to spot."
When these damages are discovered, appliance repair specialist of Boca Raton, Mr. Appliance, recommends seeing to them as quickly as possible, whether this means having them repaired or throwing the appliance out in favor of a newer one.
The article also recommends keeping any flammable objects or materials - such as paper, clothing, and combustible liquids - away from any electrical heat sources - such as heaters, lamps, and other light fixtures.
Extension cords should also be used only temporarily, the article continues. When they are used, the article also advises against overloading them, as this can cause an electrical short. This means no plugging more appliances into a single extension cord than that cord was allowed to handle.
For electrical tools such as power tools or electric kitchen utensils, the article once again recommends erring on the side of caution. If an electrical tool, especially a handheld one, gives even the slightest trouble related to wear, consumers are advised to replace it or otherwise cease using it. These troubles include overheating, smoking, sparking, shorting out, or giving small electrical shocks to the user.
By following these and other simple safety guidelines, appliance repair company Mr. Appliance, of Boca Raton, hopes that consumers and homeowners can better protect themselves from potentially life threatening situations.
Appliance repair Boca Raton company, Mr. Appliance has provided appliance repair services to citizens of Florida for the past three years. They offer a wide variety of repair services, ensuring that each one is offered at only the highest quality to their customers. Their shop professionals have more than 20 years of combined experience and are committed to demonstrating excellence and professionalism with every job. They are also willing to take on service and maintenance jobs for many major name-brand appliances that other appliance repair companies refuse to touch.