How to Prevent Appliance Fires

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Whether it is your trust dishwasher, dryer or even refrigerator, any of these appliances can potentially catch on fire. While the chance of your dishwasher getting caught on fire is a lot lower than your dryer or range, anything is possible. Appliances have integrated into our everyday lives so we usually don’t think about their safety hazards. In order to avoid any damage to your home, it is important to be aware of these common safety hazards to protect you and your family. Continue reading

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Dryer Safety Tips to Remember

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Did you know more than 15 thousand clothes dryer related fires occur each year? Laundry is something we have integrated into our normal lives but following these dryer safety tips can help save your property and family from any dryer related fires.

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Grilling on the Safe Side for Independence Day

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Fourth of July is tomorrow and that means cool fireworks and family parties. It’s a no brainer that everyone is going to be turning up the grill all day to celebrate. Just keep a reminder to be cautious with your grill or you might end up having to ignite a fire.

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Carrier Expands Recall on PTAC & PTHP Units

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As of February 23, 2017 Carrier has expanded the recall on Carrier, Bryant, and Fast brand PTAC and PTHP units due to a faulty power cord posing a fire hazard risk. The recall includes approximately 94,000 units in addition to the original 185,000 recalled in November of 2007 and 285,000 added in December of 2015. Continue reading

Tips and Tricks to Preventing Dryer Fires

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Across the country, thousands of house fires are caused by dryers every year. The number of incidents tends to increase in the fall and winter months as people begin to use their dryers more frequently. The main reason these fires break out is because people fail to keep this appliance properly cleaned and maintained.  Taking a few extra minutes to perform these simple tasks will ensure you and your dryer have no issues this season.

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Appliance Recall: Frigidaire & Kenmore (Electrolux) Wall Ovens Recalled due to Fire Hazard

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We try to ensure that our readers and customers are safe by keeping up on appliance and appliance related recalls so we can share them with you.  On July 26, 2016 Electrolux issued a recall for select Frigidaire and Kenmore Electric Wall Oven models, specifically  24″ Electric Single and Double wall ovens. Continue reading

Important Recall Information: American Standard Gas Water Heaters

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At 1st Source Servall, we care about the safety of our valued customers and readers which is why we try to keep you up to date on appliance recalls.

As of May 24, 2016 Water Heating Technologies has issued a recall on select models of their American Standard 30, 40, and 50 gallon Gas Water Heaters due to risk of fire hazard. Continue reading