There are certain habits we have categorized as “normal” in our day to day activities that could pose severe dangers to our health and the security of our home. We have listed a few:
Letting your laptop overheat
When you leave your computer on your bed, couch, rug, or other soft, flammable surface, you run the risk of restricting airflow through the cooling vents, which can cause your laptop to overheat, burn the battery, burn the charger, or even catch fire. If you’re actively using the computer on the bed or floor, be conscious of how hot the laptop is and if it’s displacing the heat correctly. If you leave the computer unattended and plugged in for any period of time, make sure you move it to a hard surface like a table or desk, or purchase a laptop cooler.
Using your phone while charging it
Using your phone while charging draws power from the battery to power the screen and other components. The competition between the usage and battery charger supplying charges causes your battery to overheat which will damage it in the long run.
A great way to extend the life of your phone battery as well as to load it faster is to leave your phone on airplane mode while charging. Airplane mode automatically turns off your cellular data which is one of the biggest causes of battery overheating.
Trying to fix electrical appliances or gas leaks on your own
There are some faults and fixes that you could do on your home at home, whereas there are some you shouldn’t attempt and simply employ the expertise of a professional.
Fixes involving electrical wiring, plumbing, and HVAC units should never be completed without a qualified professional, because gas leaks and electrical sparks resulting from improper installation are a common cause of house fires. Don’t put your home and your family at risk by attempting these dangerous DIYs on your own—hire a licensed professional instead.
Storing dirty rags and ignoring your wet mop
Storing up your laundry or leaving a wet napkin and mop can cause insects like centipedes and rag worms to store up as they are easily attracted to humid areas. Make sure you hang napkins and mops out to dry and do your laundry as frequently as possible.
Ignoring the little holes
Ignoring little holes and open spaces in walls could create enough room for rodents, roaches and wall geckos to crawl into the house. Whenever you notice such holes, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, block them by sealing them up, or stuffing them up with filling materials.