Check your fans and air-con safety
WITH temperatures soaring to unprecedented levels across the Gympie region, RACQ Insurance has cautioned householders to ensure their fans, air-conditioners and cooling appliances are safe to use.
RACQ Insurance spokesman Mike Sopinski said that with record high temperatures and people opting to stay indoors to avoid the heat, fans and air-conditioners were being put into rapid use after many months of storage.
"Be especially aware of the potential fire risks posed by cooling devices, particularly those that have been stored for some time and may be overdue for a safety check," Mr Sopinski said.
RACQ Insurance research showed faulty electrical appliances and fittings, including fans and air-conditioners, were a major cause of home fires and that January and
February were the highest-risk months.