If you were to add up the price you paid for every electrical appliance in your home, how much would it be? No matter how high that amount is, it’s nowhere near as high a value as your life or the life of your family members. That’s probably an overdramatic introduction to this topic, but we mention those things because they represent two major reasons for keeping your home’s appliances in good, safe condition. First, your appliances are an investment. And second, properly functioning appliances can help you prevent safety hazards.
Why not give the appliances in your home a detailed personal inspection? If there are wires that are split, frayed, or otherwise damaged, replace them immediately, since this is a major fire hazard. Make sure your appliances have proper ventilation – especially those that run on combustion. You could also make sure that your appliances are plugged into outlets with a GFCI. These simple checks can help prolong the life of your appliances and your family.