Is Your Dishwasher at Risk? 

Dishwasher fires are a rare occurrence. However, fires can occur due to electrical problems, faulty components, or improper machine use and maintenance. Moisture contacting the wires in these appliances is a common cause of fires, so check for leaks and have them inspected by a professional at least once a year.

Follow These Dishwasher Safety Tips to Avoid Fires

  • Always read and follow the owner’s manual for proper safety and usage assistance.
  • The most up-to-date safety information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. 
  • Register your product on the manufacturer’s website to be notified if it is recalled.
  • When using the dishwasher, make sure it is supervised at all times. 
  • Many fires occur when families are not at home or when everyone is sleeping. 
  • On a regular basis, thoroughly check and repair defective parts.
  • Check the inside of the door for detergent-releasing plastic components, as these are the most likely to leak water over the machine’s wiring, causing a fire.
  • Have your dishwasher inspected by a professional if you suspect it isn’t working properly.
  • To avoid power surges that can cause fires, make sure your dishwasher is plugged into a grounded outlet.
  • Only use extension cables as a backup power source.
  • The outlet should be able to handle the amount of power consumed by your device.
  • n a regular basis, the chord should be examined.
  • Replace frayed cords as needed.
  • In the room where the dishwasher is kept, install a working smoke alarm.
  • It is recommended that a smoke alarm designed for kitchens that are not activated by cooking be installed.
  • Every floor of your home, as well as the kitchen, should have a fire extinguisher.

Contact Restoration 1 of Columbus if your home has been damaged by fire or smoke. We’ll help you get your house back in order and your life back on track! We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We will be there to assist you whenever disaster strikes!