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Hazards In The Home

HAZARDS IN THE HOME

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THEFT

335,700 break­ins were recorded in 2009 to 2010.

Money is most commonly stolen.
19% is jewellery
18% is firearms.

203,700 households were victims of an attempted break­in
In 48% of break­ins property was damaged.

Earth

WIND

Regularly checking your roof for corrosion, rotten timber, termite attacks and loose fixings, will prevent structural damage in the events of severe winds.

ROOF

Electric

11% OF ELECTRICAL FIRES

The second common area electrical fires start is the roof.

BEDROOM

Fire

25% of deaths

7% of reported home fires started in the bedroom. These fires caused 25% of home fire deaths.

Electric

14% OF ELECTRICAL FIRES

The most common area electrical fires start is the bedroom.

BATHROOM

Water

BAD PLUMBING

A showerhead leaking 10 drips/minute can waste almost 2,000 litres a year! That’s enough water to wash over 60 dishwasher loads

OFFICE

LIVING ROOM

Fire

4% OF FIRES

Only 4% of home fires started in the living room, family room, or study.

Gas

STRUCTURE
FIRES

2110 structure fires in homes per year due to natural gas.

KITCHEN

Fire

42% OF FIRES

At 42% the majority of home fires in Australia start in the Kitchen.

Fire

11% OF ELECTRICAL FIRES

The third common area electrical fires start is the kitchen.

LAUNDRY ROOM

Water

LEAKS

A tap leaking at the rate of one drip a second could waste more than 12,000 litres of water a year.

Gas

DEADly GAS

43 deaths due to natural gas on average each year.

STUDY

ENTERTAINMENT ROOM

Gas

Property
Damage

Direct property damage in Australian homes caused by Gas leaks costs $59 million annually.

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