Make registering your appliances a priority
Moving into a new home often represents an exciting opportunity to fill your kitchen with whizzy new appliances. Or you might be lucky enough to inherit some good appliances or even be so attached to a trusty old machine it moves with you into your new home.
Whichever way, it’s guaranteed that you will rely on these machines every day in your new address to get through mounds of household chores. It is therefore of vital importance that you take a few minutes out of this busy and exciting new adventure to register all your new home’s appliances.
Register my appliance website
The UK trade association for manufacturers of large and small domestic appliances (AMDEA) have created this user-friendly website, whose growing number of supporters includes the Government’s Fire Kills campaign and local Fire and Rescue Services, to provide you with quick access to the registration pages of over 65 leading brands of domestic appliance.
You’ll have so many things to do when you move but registering all appliances online should still be a priority. It will only take a few minutes but it means, in the rare instance that there is a safety notice on one of your appliances (there were only 5 recalls last year) that you are contacted immediately.
What would happen if there was a recall?
Now that you’re registered, if there ever was a safety action on one of your appliances, a qualified engineer would visit your home to perform a quick fix, rendering the product safe for the rest of its working life. It is one of the simplest ways to prevent avoidable fires and ensure your safety.
Other essential appliance tips
As well as registering, it’s a good idea to brush up on appliance and general household safety. These simple tips will give you peace of mind so that you can enjoy your new abode…
- Follow appliance installation and care instructions and keep the booklet safe.
- It’s a good idea to note the serial number and date of purchase in the booklet for easy reference.
- For a clean bill of health, check your older appliances against the recall listing on the Register my appliance website
- Don’t use extension leads or adaptors for large appliances. They should be plugged directly into a wall-mounted socket outlet.
- Fit at least one smoke alarm on each level of your home and place one near your kitchen as a priority. Don’t forget to test them frequently.