Home Fire Hazards You Didn’t Know About

Things in Your Home You Didn’t Know Can Start a Fire

As a homeowner, you do what you can to protect your property from a home fire, from taking care of lit candles to staying in the kitchen when the oven is on. If you’re like most people, you aren’t aware of the hidden home hazards that could spark a fire at any time. While your home insurance in Reading, PA can help in the aftermath of a fire, learn about hidden home fire hazards.

Don’t make do with damaged or worn out cords.

Using compromised cords can cause electric shock as well as increase your fire risk is heat from the wires comes in contact with anything that can burn. In just a few seconds, a spark from the cords can ignite a small flame and get completely out of control. Be sure to not overload electric sockets and get rid of any broken or damaged cords.

Clean out lint from the dryer.

Lint that collects on the filter, around the drum, and in the vents can catch fire from the heat of the dryer. Without removing the lint, the heat can’t escape. Get into the habit of cleaning out your dryer after every load – and don’t forget to check the hose, too!
Get rid of dead and decaying flowers.

Although it’s rare, dead flowers can set off a blaze. All it takes is some parched organic material to be left in a hot house to create the right conditions for spontaneous combustion. Additionally, chemicals and nitrate make an inferno all the more plausible. If your flowers are dying, be sure move them outside and into the compost bin immediately.

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