Fire Safety Tips!
- Never leave your stove unattended while on. Be sure to pay attention even more closely when frying food.
- Keep your kitchen clean! This seems like an obvious tip but sometimes life gets to us and we let things get away from us. Make sure you are keeping your kitchen clutter free and keep flammable items away from the stove.
- Wear tight clothing to limit the possibility of a sleeve hanging over the lit stovetop.
- Install a smoke detector in your kitchen and make sure it always is working properly.
- The proper dryer duct should vent directly outdoors. If it is not it can lead to the discharge of combustible gasses from the machine.
- Buy a hard metal duct with as few bends as possible and avoid plastic ones. These are more easily melted and ignited.
- Always clean your ducts out of lint. Clean your lint trap after every dryer use as well. This is help reduce the chance of a dryer fire and help contain it if one does break out.
By Hearth and Candlelight
- Never leave a fire unattended. This seems like common sense but time can get away from you at home.
- Use a screen in front of your hearth. Be sure to buy one that covers the whole opening. This can prevent logs from rolling out and is an extra added safety precaution.
- Perform regular inspections on both your chimney and woodstoves. These items should be cleaned and checked for any damage to ensure they function as safely as possible.
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