Home Fire Hazards – Simple Fixes for Safety
There are a couple of places in your home that you probably rarely think about but could be putting your home at great risk. When lint builds up in your laundry vent or grease on your kitchen hood, the odds of fire increase greatly. Fortunately, both issues can be easily fixed, bringing you peace of mind.
More than 15,000 fires are caused each year by clothes dryers. If you smell a burning smell while the clothes dryer is running, stop immediately and take time to fix the problem. In addition to stopping a possible fire, you will help your dryer run more efficiently and make it last longer. Better yet, don’t wait for the problem to get that bad. Take time to make sure your dryer vent is clean today.
Another rarely thought of spot in the home is the kitchen hood. Though less likely to be a problem in the typical home kitchen, a regular check of the hood to clean grease is still important. Fifty percent of all reported house fires begin during cooking. Having your hood cleaned at least every three months can greatly reduce the risk of a grease fire. In addition, cleaning the hood also reduces residual smells as well as dangerous bacteria and mold.
Just a bit of time thinking about these small places in your home can increase your family’s safety and your peace of mind. Whether you do it yourself or seek professional help, take care of these problems today. To learn more about our dryer vent cleaning and kitchen hood cleaning services, contact AIRTEK Inc today at (978) 567-1072.