People across West Norfolk can help keep their homes safe by registering to get free safety repairs for their fridges, washing machines or microwaves.
That is the advice from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service which says you will then be advised if any of your electrical appliances need work on them to make them safe.
Speaking as Register My Appliance Week runs from January 17 to 21, the country councillor responsible for community and partnerships, Margaret Dewsbury, said: “As we all aim to keep our appliances running efficiently for many years, maintenance and registration of machines becomes increasingly important.
“Whether we found the appliances in our homes when we moved in, inherited them from family or simply installed and forgot about them. Registration can be done easily – even in these circumstances – by going to www. registermyappliance.org.uk without a receipt or knowing exactly when the appliance was first bought.
“This simple measure could keep you and your family safe from the danger of electrical fires, so please consider registering today.”
Greg Preston, Head of Prevention and Protection at Norfolk Fire and Rescue said: “We attended 70 appliances related fires in 2021, and these kinds of blaze can be especially dangerous as we all have so many electronic devices in our homes.
“The potential for a fire is great but should anything go wrong we are here to help. Our crews will always get to a fire as quickly as possible and do all we can to make your home safe after a fire has been fought. But by registering your appliances you could prevent the fire happening in the first place.
“Registering your electrical appliances is a great way to keep your home safe. Many household electrical appliances have the potential to go wrong and become a fire hazard, so please register your appliances online to keep updated with safety information.”