Laptop Safety

February 3, 2015

laptop safety

I know what you’rethinking- you need safety instructions involving your laptop?!

Well, we aren’t being crazy!  Many consumers do not know how dangerous, and how much of a fire hazard, these personal computers are.  With the number of laptops versus desktop computers in consumers’ homes today, people need to be aware of how to practice laptop safety.

Fire-related incidents involving laptops have skyrocketed in recent years, especially as college students have adopted the laptop as a necessity due to their portable and versatile nature.  However, while there are many benefits of a laptop, there are disadvantages, such as poor ventilation, which is the main cause of fire. As the laptop overheats and is not able to properly cool down, it can spark a flame and cause serious damage that will need to evaluated by your insurance agent.  So how can you stay protected?