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Prevent Fire Damage in the Bathroom
By Jonathan Meyer
Traditionally the bathroom has a very low fire risk. Still, some periodic inspections are required. The following steps will help keep your bathroom safe from fire hazards.
Check wires and cords for appliances used in the bathroom. Make sure they are undamaged. Discard all broken electrical appliances. Check for overloaded extension cords and outlets.
Make sure that appliances are installed or located with adequate space from any source of water. Unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Never leave the bathroom while appliances are on.
Space heaters need space. Keep combustibles such as clothes and towels at least three feet away from the heater.
It is highly recommended to avoid using candles in the bathroom. If you do use candles, they must be used with extreme care. Place them in safe, nonflammable holders and extinguish them before you leave the bathroom.
Smart Tips for Fire Damage Prevention in the Bathroom:
- Check wires and cords regularly.
- Check extension cords and outlets for overloading.
- Keep an adequate space between appliances and water.
- If you must, use candles with extreme care.
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