Smart Safety Precautions For Any Home Remodel Project
Embarking upon a home remodeling project can be a fun and exciting experience for homeowners. However, there are certain safety precautions that should always be taken into account with regard to any remodeling project. For example, fire safety is a top priority when any remodel project is underway. This is especially true with regard to a kitchen-remodeling project. In fact, many home fires begin in the kitchen because of some cooking related event.
Reduce The Chances Or Risk Of Electrical Shock
Here are a few simple ideas that can improve fire safety when it comes to a kitchen remodel job. For example, always ensure that GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupters are used in each outlet throughout the kitchen. These are important because they can reduce the chances or risk of electrical shock in a kitchen environment. A GFCI is useful, for instance, if a small electrical appliance were to be dropped into water in the kitchen. The GFCI immediately trips in this case and stops electrical current to the small appliance.
Kitchen Towels And Other Similar Items Are Kept At A Safe Distance
Equally important is to consider the installation of a sprinkler system in the kitchen. A home sprinkler system can substantially reduce the risks of fire in the home. Especially useful is a sprinkler system combined with readily available fire extinguishers throughout a home. Also ensure that flammable items such as food, aprons, kitchen towels and other similar items are kept at a safe distance from any fire source. These items can easily catch fire that can then spread throughout the kitchen and throughout an entire home.
Making Sure That Appliances Have Been Tested And Approved
Finally, with regard to a kitchen remodel project and purchasing appliances it is important to choose carefully when purchasing appliances. This includes making sure that appliances have been tested and approved. Improper installation, appliances of unknown origin or that are off-brand can quickly lead to a potential fire. Always consider having an electrician install new appliances to make certain that the installation is done correctly. Finally, kitchens are an area of the home where many slip and fall accidents occur. Choose flooring that is slip resistant to reduce the chances of accidental falls. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today for the best in remodeling services in Phoenix and the surrounding communities.