You know to be careful with appliances, with anything that generates heat, anything you use to cook. You know that an untended-to stove or fireplace is a serious fire hazard, you know that a cluttered kitchen can be a dangerous place. But some fire hazards are not what you expect.
A desktop computer has the benefits of a spacious casing, with a lot of empty space between components. Desktops are loaded up with fans and many newer computers will shut themselves off automatically if they get too hot. Laptops, on the other hand, are a little more prone to overheating, and even catching fire, given their compact design. Some laptop computers are about the same dimensions as a magazine, and their internal components can overheat and light up if left on a flammable surface without proper ventilation. We recommend against prolonged use in bed, for instance. If the laptop has a meltdown on a metal desktop, you’re out a laptop. If the casing starts to melt and catch fire on a bed or on a wooden desk, you could be looking at a house fire.
You don’t have to play with matches for them to be a fire hazard, you only need to leave them in a place that gets a little too warm at times. You don’t want to store your matches above the stove, for instance, or near a fireplace, or with the furnace, or, really, anywhere else that is convenient to store them. Tuck them away in a drawer to keep them safe.
Powdered Coffee Creamer
If you’re a smoker, be careful lighting up that morning cigarette with your coffee. Some powdered creamers can actually be highly flammable when dispersed.
The truth is we’re standing around loads of kindling all day long. A bit of caution goes a long way, and Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency can help you get covered the rest of the distance.