TAG: Tumble Dryers

  • 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.

  • 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.