Your Kitchen Is the Heart of the Home
Your kitchen is the place where everyone gathers. It’s also the location where two-thirds of all home fires start. Identify and correct potential hazards in your kitchen before someone gets hurt.
- Place heat-producing appliances (toaster, heater, coffee maker, etc.) away from flammable or combustible goods (potholders, paper napkins, etc.)
- Unplug kitchen countertop appliances when not in use.
- Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are a type of circuit breaker that help to reduce the risk of electric shock by switching off the circuit if it becomes hazardous.
- The Experts at Metro Electric should install GFCIs in your kitchen.
- Locate all appliances away from the sink.
- Keep appliance cords away from hot surfaces like the range or toaster.
- Make sure there is room behind the refrigerator for air to circulate.
- Vacuum refrigerator coils every three months to eliminate dirt buildup that can reduce efficiency and create a fire hazard.
Energy Saving Tip:
A toaster oven uses 1/3 as much energy as a full-sized oven. Use toaster ovens for cooking small meals.