Thursday, September 13, 2012

Safety Comes First

How many product recalls do you know every week? I am not really paying much attention to product recall which is a bad habit and I am guilty to that. As a homeowner or by being a responsible parent, we should be aware of the things that are not safe to use. One minor mistake of not paying attention could result to injuries or worst. The last product recall that I saw on the news was about a coffee maker being recalled after so many reports of burn injuries. Thank goodness that we do not have the said coffee maker.

PAT Testing is important for safety reasons. Every electrical appliance must fully comply with the safety standard to avoid accidents and injuries. We all know that accidents could be fatal so; we should be extra careful and use only the products that were fully tested and pass the safety standard.

Some electrical appliances quit working so; if you have no skills to fix it, hire a reputable company who knows the product well. There is danger when you troubleshoot appliances that have electrical components in it. You might think you fix it if it started working. There are incidents of short circuit and it could damage not only the appliances but, your entire property. I am sure you do not want that.

If it is electrical and you have no knowledge about it, do not dare to fix it! It is fire hazard so; hire an expert right away. If you think it is a hassle to fix then, you can buy a new appliance and haul away the old one. It saves you the time and it might be a great savings in the long run considering you are safe. When you get rid of the unused appliance, you can sleep so soundly at night for there is no fire hazard in the house. Would you agree?

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