Hidden DANGERS in your home
Last year 1,600 injuries were reported of ranges tipping over on people. This happened when a child under the age of 5, opened the over door and stood on it; The range flipped over.
One of the safety items that I often find to be lacking in most homes that I inspect is the kitchen stove’s anti-tip bracket. Anti-tip brackets have been required by Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since June 1991 for all free-standing and slide-in stoves/ovens.
A stove can be tipped out accidentally in several ways. Simply pulling out a turkey or other heavy object from the oven can put a lot of weight on or above an open oven door. This can allow the stove to tip out towards the kitchen possibly injuring adults, children, or pets near the stove. Anything cooking on top of the stove will also fall possibly burning or scalding someone nearby. A child or pet can also put weight on an open oven door; this can also easily tip out the stove presenting the same hazard.
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This is a real problem that you can prevent!
Let us install your anti-tip bracket on your range.
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Did you know if your Ice Maker is broken, you can still place store bought ice in your bucket and it will dispense through the chute in the door...
Your range top can stay hot for 30 to 60 minutes after you use it. Take precaution to keep plastics, glass, and little hands away from your range.
Keep things from blocking the air flow vent in the back of your freezer. Blocking air flow can cause your freezer to go warm. Simply by unblocking the vent of any food bags or boxes can restore freezing air to your freezer.
Keep your refrigerator gaskets clean by wiping them with a damp cloth. Rub a very thin amount of vaseline on your gasket for better suction.
Once a month put about one dozen ice cubes and 2 quartered lemons in your garbage disposal to freshen and clean the blades.
Use Jet Dri rinse aid in your dishwasher for cleaner, more sanitized dishes.
Q. What can happen if I don’t use an HE detergent in my HE washer?
A. Using a regular detergent in an HE washer can create too many suds. These suds can interfere with the washer’s washing/tumbling action by “cushioning” the laundry, thus reducing soil and stain removal performance and rinsing efficiency. These suds can also cause water and/or suds to overflow from the machine. Excess suds can also cause the washer’s pump to overheat or to add more water — this in turn can lengthen the wash cycle, thus reducing water/energy savings. These excess suds can also lead to residue buildup since they are not as easily rinsed away — and over time, they could lead to unpleasant odors, potential machine malfunctions or damage.