Fires in the home are more common than you might think, with potential ignition sources including light bulbs, laptops, and lint traps strategically placed all over the house. Do any of these dangerous habits seem familiar? Continue reading to learn more.
1. Misusing Electric Blankets
While an electric blanket can be a welcome relief from the chill of winter, it can also be dangerous if not used properly. Do not let dogs cuddle up on top, and don’t use too many blankets on top of the electric one, since this might produce an unsafe increase in temperature that could result in a fire. Always use the lowest setting, avoid bending the coils, and switch off your electric blanket when you get up in the morning.