Home Safety

 
 

Dryer Lint Traps – Everything You Need to Know

Every time you use your clothes dryer, you should clean the lint trap. A clean lint trap helps the dryer to run at maximum efficiency and maximum safety. Some dryer vent installations also have an external lint trap, which is also known as a secondary lint trap or a 4" In-Line Dryer Lint Trap. What Is a Dryer Lint Trap? This device acts as an in line lint filter in the dryer's exhaust pipe. Its purpose is to provide additional protection for your dryer booster fan, and it also helps to prevent the dryer exhaust pipe from getting clogged with...Read More

Fire Service Demands Recall of Dangerous Tumble Dryers

This news item comes to us courtesy of the UK, but what a scary thought! The clothes dryer is such an amazing, time-saving device and almost every household has one... but do not take your's for granted. Manufacturers of dangerous tumble dryers should recall them immediately, fire services have said. The Local Government Authority warned that people are "playing Russian roulette" by using appliances prone to exploding into flames. It said firefighters were attending three blazes a day caused by dryers. Whirlpool, which owns the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands, said: "The safety of our customers is our number one...Read More

10 Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Stuck in the house on a rainy day and have nothing to do? Why not take this opportunity to work on some of those simple household maintenance items that you rarely seem to have time for? We really know how to have fun! These are all energy-saving items and need doing anyway. Vacuum out your floor registers. And if you really want to go to town then check the dampers inside and maybe even wash some of those vents too. Take your return vents off the wall and vacuum them out too. Wash the vents if they need it. Change...Read More

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory In Ontario

Carbon Monoxide detectors are now mandatory in all homes in Ontario. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is odorless, tasteless and invisible. CO is produced when fossil fuels burn incompletely due to insufficient oxygen. Fuels that can cause CO include natural gas, propane, kerosene, gasoline, coal, wood and charcoal. Unlike smoke, Carbon Monoxide mixes evenly with the air. It is not necessary to have a CO detector installed on every floor of your home, but should be located where it would be most likely to wake you up if a dangerous situation were to suddenly occur. A typical home...Read More

The Kinds of Dust Masks and Why They Are Important

Dust masks are used to protect users from dust and other airborne dangers. Finding the right mask is easy; all you need to do is first recognize what you need it for. If you thought that this protective device is simple and just plain, well you are wrong, they actually come in a variety of excellent and lovely designs. Manufacturers of this item realize that people come in different face sizes and that’s why the masks come in a variety of sizes. Twin strap and single strap designs are available with that convex shape and a nose clip for extra...Read More
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