PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The appliance technicians at Mr. Appliance, Boca Raton
repair services provider, helps their customers maintain their safety in their own homes by upholding the safety and quality of their vital home appliances. These include everything from ovens to ice makers, all of which can present a potential fire hazard if handled incorrectly or if their proper maintenance is too long neglected.
A recent report from Consumerist
lists the most dangerous of these appliances in terms of how likely they are to accidentally self-combust. These are machines and devices that most people use every day that, nonetheless, can present a real danger under certain circumstances.
The most potentially dangerous appliance in terms of sudden fire risk, says the article, is also the most obvious: the oven and its range. Delayed oven ignition is a minor malfunction that can cause major damage, and ranges turning themselves on also present a clear and not completely uncommon threat. As such, flammable materials such as paper, towels, and pot holders should be kept away from open ranges just in case, as should small children.
Clothes dryers are another common fire hazard if improperly maintained. The big threat here is dryer lint, which can quickly build up if not disposed of regularly. The heat of the dryer can ignite excess lint if buildups become too great. To prevent this, the article advises consumers to clean out their lint traps, as well as any other crevices within the machine. Checking for clogs can also prevent home accidents. Mr. Appliance, Boca Raton repair experts recommend that homeowners invest in carbon monoxide detectors to alert them to any potential gas leaks before they become too threatening.
Microwaves are, predictably, another major concern. Like ovens and stovetops, they have been known to occasionally turn themselves on. Because of this, the article warns consumers away from storing anything in an operable microwave. It is also important to know how to cut power to a microwave if it does self-start.
A lesser-considered fire hazard is refrigerators. However, according to the article, the electronics in a fridge can overheat and fry just as easily as in any other home appliance, sparking a potential fire. If the light inside stays on even when the door is closed, that can present another fire hazard, says the article, as it taxes the electronics unnecessarily.
Finally, and even less considered than refrigerators, dishwashers can also present a potential fire hazard. As the article explains, dishwashers still have heating elements, and so can overheat and catch fire as easily as any other electrical appliance. Because of this, the article advises against running dishwashers unattended.
Mr. Appliance, Boca Raton repair technicians, note that they can happily check and maintain each of these potentially dangerous appliances, repairing them when necessary so that people can continue to be safe within their own homes.
For the past three years, Mr. Appliance, Boca Raton
, FL branch, has offered their expert appliance repair services to the citizens of Florida. These services include maintenance jobs on major name-brand appliances that many other repair companies refuse to touch. With over 20 years of combined experience, their shop professionals ensure that each of their customers receives only the highest quality services. On every single job, Mr. Appliance repair technicians demonstrate the high degree of professionalism and excellence for which they have come to be known.