Moving house is a time when all your furniture and appliances get moved and transported, this gives an ideal opportunity to give everything a once over Check that everything is as it should be. One item that is often overlooked and rarely given a thought is your tumble dryer.
This is a time not only to clean all of the machine, inside and out, but also to put in place a safety regime for the future.
Did you know that a fire can be caused accidentally after a build-up of fluff ignited in the tumble dyer. If you own or use a tumble dryer in your home, please therefore follow our advice:
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
Don’t use tumble dryers at night or while unattended
Clean the filters after each use to ensure they do not become blocked with fluff
Items should be removed from the dryer immediately after the cycle and shaken loose to assist cooling
Ensure that the appliance has its own plug socket. Do not overload extension leads. Ensure that no more than 13 amps are in any one plug socket.
You can find more tumble dryer safety advice here. You can also register all of your domestic appliances for FREE at www.registermyappliance.org.uk who will contact you in case of any safety repairs or product recalls on your appliances.
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