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How Regular Cleaning of Household Appliances Can Prevent Smoke Damage

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Smoke damage is not something to be taken lightly. Indeed, smoke can cause serious damage to your property. Also, smoke causes severe health issues for many Americans. However, with all this being said, there are steps you can take to ensure you can better control the damage when it occurs. One of the things you can do is to clean and maintain the variety of appliances in your home or other property. In this article, we will show you the appliances that you need to maintain and how you can do it.

Ovens Can Cause Smoke Damage 

One of the biggest causes of smoke damage concerning appliances is dirty ovens. Indeed, it is common for small bits of food to fall to the bottom of the oven every time you use it. When this food begins to burn, it can cause a significant amount of smoke to build up. Next, the smoke escapes the oven, causing damage to your walls and other parts of your kitchen. Even a little smoke can cause damage that is difficult to eliminate. We recommend that you regularly clean your oven and get rid of any fallen food after every meal you cook. This regular cleaning will ensure that there is no chance of anything burning and causing smoke damage.

Inspect Outlets and Frayed Appliance Wires 

Something that gets overlooked when performing property maintenance and repair is the power outlet. A significant amount of electric power comes out of the average outlet every day. If the plate around the outlet is dirty and partially blocked, it can cause electrical sparks. As a result, these electric sparks can spread, causing items in your property to catch fire and burn. If left unnoticed, the resulting damage could be significant to the affected room. We recommend that you regularly take out the power outlet plate and clean it.

Also, it is important to keep an eye on the wiring that is powering your appliances. Even though this is not a cleaning tip, it will help you prevent smoke. If you notice any exposed wiring, you need to act quickly to fix the issue. We recommend that if you can’t afford a new appliance, wrap the cord with duct tape to reduce wire exposure.

Clothes Lint in Your Dryer 

Another appliance that is notorious for causing smoke damage is the dryer. Indeed, during the drying process, lint begins to build up in the dryer’s air filter. If the lint goes unnoticed, the heat from the dryer will start to burn the lint. This burning results in smoke from your dryer. Also, this smoke can permanently damage the clothes in the dryer. We recommend that you check your filters before each time you use the dryer.

It is important to note that no method of cleaning is perfect. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you experience smoke damage. When this happens, you need to be ready to act to prevent significant smoke damage. Here at MD Water Restoration, we provide industry-leading damage restoration services. Come to our website today and learn what to do if you experience any damage.

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