Fires caused by household appliances are steadily in decline


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Posted on August 18, 2020 by DIY Doctor Shockingly there were nearly 15,000 domestic fires initiated by home appliances in the last year and more than half of these fires (53%) were caused by a home cooker / oven *. However, this is still lower than the previous year, and in fact the number has decreased steadily since 2010/11. The Accident Recording System data for fire statistics published by the Home Office reveal that there were just under 15,000 (14977) local fires in England caused by household appliances during the last fiscal year (2019/20). This represents a decrease of 3.2% in the past twelve months compared to the previous year, with 15,478 incidents recorded by FRSs, the lowest number of accidents in any year over the past ten years, and a 21.5% decrease in fires since then. 2010/2011, when the Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) ignited 19,067 residential fires by home appliances, and the biggest cause of household appliances were stoves and ovens, in fact more than 8,000 fires were lit by a stove, more than half of all home appliances fire services treated fires , And the toaster was the third largest cause of household appliance fires, as it ignited 1,368 fires due to a toaster malfunction. Microwaves, followed by washing machines, but there are some culprits that increase the likelihood of a fire in household appliances. The fire services have witnessed 43 accidents caused by malfunctions in their vacuum cleaners during the past 12 months, which is more than double the number in the previous year. There was also a 37% increase in the fires started by hair dryers in 2019/20, and the following list shows the number of home appliance fires during the past ten years 2010/11 19,0672011/12 18,7802012 / 13 17,9882013 / 14 17,3112014 / 15 17,1672015 / 16 17,0702016 / 17 16,3322017 / 18 16,1722018 / 19 15,4782019 / 20 14,977 The following list details about household appliances that caused the most fires during 2019/2020. including. Oven 8,001 hot plate / ring 1,581 grill / toaster 1,368 microwave oven 922 tumble dryer 668 washer 624 other cooking appliances 235 fridge / freezer 215 dishwasher 194 deep fat fryer 186 Lauren Taylor, claims manager at Prominence Support Comments: It is encouraging to see how many fires caused by home appliances have failed steadily over the past decade. This will be due to a number of reasons. The reason for this may be that people change their appliances frequently, before any potentially serious malfunctions develop, but upgrading the device every 2-3 years, especially a larger item like a washing machine, can be costly. Most of us won’t keep a washer or dryer for 10 years. . . Why replace the device if it is working well. The trick is to keep track of malfunctions and maintenance and not allow a simple mistake to turn into a potentially dangerous defect. By fixing faults right away, you can keep your appliances in top condition – you won’t need to replace them every few years. Not every mistake leads to a fire, but if the equipment is inspected immediately, and a minor malfunction occurs, it can be repaired before it turns into a fatal big fault. Make sure any repairs are done by qualified, insured dealers, and if you need help installing a new appliance, see our projects section with information on how to select, fit, maintain or remove a wide range of white goods and home appliances. * Monday, August 17, 2020 – Home fires caused by home appliances are down by a fifth in a decade, according to Home Office data analyzed by home appliance insurer Prominence Support


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