Do you Keep a fire extinguisher near your appliances? If one of your appliances suddenly caught fire could you try to put it out, or would you be helpless? This article has been inspired after hearing all the news coming out of the Grenfell fire inquiry. They’ve been discussing all the contributing factors to the... continue reading.
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In my previous article I warned about potential problems if an appliance is pushed in behind flooring and underneath a worktop. It happens surprisingly often. Read the full article here – fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. If you already have an appliance that is stuck, and you cannot get it out over the... continue reading.
You need to be mindful when fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. The same applies for laminate floor, or any flooring that raises the height of the floor in front of the appliance. Many people try to save money and effort by not fitting their flooring behind appliances. But I’ve seen a lot of... continue reading.
Ideally yes you should turn off appliances at the socket when not in use. If the wall socket doesn’t have an on off switch it would need to be unplugged instead. Electricity still runs inside an appliance even if it’s switched off if it’s left plugged into a live wall socket. If electricity is present,... continue reading.
Washing machines are heavy. This is due to concrete blocks inside. If the drum wasn’t weighted down it would bang violently from side to side, and try to burst up through the lid during spin. Modern washing machines usually have 2 drum weights inside. One on top of the drum, and one either underneath or... continue reading.
Here is another safety notice. Issued by the manufacturer of Caple fridges. From what I can see this safety notice was originally issued in 2015. The manufacturers are reissuing the notice in a fresh attempt to ensure all affected models still around are modified. These fridges were apparently made between 2007 and 2008 so they... continue reading.