Condensation in the kitchen can pose a number of risks to your health and safety. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s also home to arguably the greatest number of hazards. From kitchen equipment and floor surfaces to food products and boiling water, care is needed to avoid kitchen accidents.
What are the main dangers of condensation in the kitchen?
Too much condensation in the kitchen can cause damage to the walls and surfaces. Over time, mould can develop which can be extremely detrimental to health. The presence of mould has been known to cause respiratory problems. People with existing conditions, such as asthma, are particularly vulnerable.
Of course, having mould in a food prepping room is also far from ideal. Even just the sense that you are cooking in an unclean area is enough to put some people off. However, mould coming into contact with food can also have very real health risks.
- Slips, trips and falls
Condensation in the kitchen considerably increases the risk of slips, trips and falls. The water will run down onto surfaces and, in some cases, the floor. Slippery floors are an extremely serious slip hazard in the kitchen. If you see a puddle, stop and deal with it before continuing. The reason slips, trips and falls in the kitchen are so serious is because of their potential consequences. Imagine if you suffer a slip whilst carrying a knife or a pan of boiling water. Not nice.
- Damaged equipment
Liquids and electric appliances do not mix well. Your kitchen is probably home to more electrical appliances than any other room in the house. Therefore, it stands to reason that you want to keep condensation in the kitchen well away. Water droplets getting into the mechanisms of coffee machines, blenders, microwaves etc. can have catastrophic consequences.
If I suffer an accident in the kitchen, can I make a compensation claim?
Kitchen accident claims depend on the nature of the accident. For example, if you are hurt because of a malfunctioning appliance, you may well have a claim to make.
You can find out more about your eligibility to make a compensation claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. With over 16 years’ experience in personal injury claims, our expert advisors are perfectly placed to offer advice.
Call them today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice