Appliance safety is an important topic, since, in this modern era, appliances play a huge role in our lives. Using appliances safely not only contributes to the safety of our home, but it can also extend the service lives of your appliances and save you money since using appliances properly means less maintenance is necessary.
One of the major factors in keeping appliances running well and safely is making sure they have sufficient ventilation. Any appliance that uses electricity will generate heat. Make sure any vents are free of obstruction to avoid overheating or related damage to your appliances.
And, of course, where electricity is involved, electrical hazards are potentially right around the corner. From time to time, it’s a good idea to take a good, close look at your appliances. Are there any cracks, exposed wires, or any other damage to the power cords? Are your appliances far away from standing water or water sources?