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Is Your Junk a Fire Hazard ?

If you ever find yourself in need of a good reason to get started on rubbish removal, the dangers highlighted by a recent fire in Hitchin should be enough to inspire you to do your spring cleaning. Letting your rubbish pile up can be more than just a little messy. It can actually pose a danger to you, your home, and your family.

The fire brigade were called out to a flat in Hitchin in the early hours of the morning on the 9th of February, The Comet reports. The property had filled with black smoke after a pile of rubbish left near to an oven caught fire. Thankfully, the fire brigade were called in quickly and were able to get this fire under control, but there is a clear warning here for anyone who has been meaning to get rid of that old pile of newspapers or the bags full of old clothes that are ready to take to the charity shop.

A lot of the rubbish that we allow to accumulate in our homes is very flammable, so it poses a serious fire risk, particularly when we have pushed it out of the way next to a heat source such as an oven that could spark a fire. Piles of junk can also pose a danger because they could trip you up or block your way if you did have to get out in the event of a fire or another emergency. Eliminating these hazards is the best possible reason to get started with organising your rubbish removals.

It is equally important to be aware of the hazards if you are considering burning your rubbish. Using your local recycling services or hiring an experienced rubbish removals team to take care of any items that you cannot handle yourself is much safer than trying to burn it yourself. It is all too easy for a small fire to get out of control, so make sure you always put safety first. Controlled burning should only be done away from people and property, and when disposing of organic material such as tree cuttings, which will not produce any toxic fumes when burnt.

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