TAG: Kitchen Fires

  • Are Your White Goods Safe From Fire?

    A recent report from the London Fire Service stated that nearly one fire a day in London involves white goods. White goods are those essential household appliances that we can’t do without – tumble dryers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.

  • Fire Suppression Systems for Appliances

    Many domestic fires in England are caused by common household appliances such as tumble dryers, washing machines, dishwashers and fridges malfunctioning. These fires could easily be avoided by fitting Firetrace’s automatic fire suppression system.

  • Fire Suppression Systems For Universities

    Firetrace Ltd specialise in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire suppression systems that can be used in many different university situations from data centres, science laboratories, through to student accommodation. Firetrace is a trusted supplier to the university sector supplying UK universities.

  • Is Your Tumble Dryer Safe from Fire?

    Firetrace Fire Suppression System Installed onto a tumble dryer

    It is nearly two years since tumble dryer manufacturers launched a massive fire safety repair campaign following reports of faulty tumble dryers catching fire. However, there are still fears that some tumble dryers are still vulnerable.

  • Kitchen Fire Suppression System – Choosing a System

    Six Top Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Fire Suppression System

    More than half of all home fires are caused by cooking equipment, according to Fire Statistics of Great Britain. With such alarming figures, many landlords and homeowners are deciding to play it safe and want to consider investing in a kitchen fire suppression system, in addition to the standard smoke alarms. 

  • Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems – How do They Work?

    If you're concerned about the risk of fire in your kitchen, you may want to consider buying kitchen fire suppression systems. But before installing one, it is important to look at whether this type of system is right for you, and to think about how the installation works to put out fires.

  • Kitchen Fires - How to Avoid Them

    Every year several thousand people are injured in kitchen fires in the UK. Government statistics for 2014/15 show thatcooking appliances caused 50 per cent of accidental dwelling fires in that year, and was by far the largest ignition category.  The kitchen is the most dangerous place in your home but by taking a few simple steps to make your kitchen safe then you are less likely to have a fire.

  • Kitchen Fires and How to Protect Your Home

    With seven thousand people injured in kitchen fires each year, the kitchen is by far the most dangerous place in your home. Half of all fires attended by firefighters involve cooking appliances. Repeatedly it is the same problems that cause these fires. There are however some simple steps you can follow to keep safe whilst cooking.

  • Residential Fire Suppression Systems - For Kitchens

    Kitchens are known to be the single most dangerous place in the home, and in particular are the source of more than 60% of fires, so installing residential fire suppression systems can help to cut the risk by ensuring that if the worst does happen and a blaze does break out, it can be tackled quickly, reducing risks to people and property.
    Kitchen safety may be a particular worry in premises where there are a number of people cooking, for instance student accommodation, sheltered housing, blocks of flats, or any other multi-occupancy dwellings. Installing residential fire suppression systems in this type of property will give protection and peace of mind to occupants and building owners alike.
  • Tumble Dryer Protection - Firetrace Fire Suppression

    In the news, there have been reports in the press recently of faulty tumble dryers catching fire. Specifically tumble dryers manufactured Whirlpool from April 2004 to September 2015 have been behind a series of fires caused by a build up of excessive fluff. The brands involved are Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit. 

  • Update on White Appliance Fires

    In 2018 Consumer champion Which? called for plastic-backed fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers to be removed from sale. Which? found that the backing material of nearly half of all such appliances currently on sale in the UK are manufactured from unsafe plastic that presents a potential fire risk. Their research also found that a number of models are backed with a plastic that manufacturers had in the past claimed was “fire-retardant” but in fact could also speed up the spread of a fire.

  • Visit us at Student Housing Conference 2019

    On 31st January 2019, Firetrace will be attending the student housing conference at the University of Salford, Manchester.