Safety Tips for Electrical Fires
A recent report from the U.S. Fire Administration shows home electrical fires claim the lives of around 280 Americans each year and can injure over 1,000.
Electrical fires occur most during the winter months due to the increased time spent indoors. With increased time inside the circuits and electrical cords can become overloaded and also increases the use of lighting, heating and appliances.
Many electrical fires can be avoided if basic safety precautions are taken. Please read the following safety tips:
- Routinely check your electrical appliance.
- Replace old wires.
- Replace electrical tools or appliance if it overheats, shorts out, causes even small electric shocks, or gives off smoke or sparks.
- Use electrical extension cords wisely; never overload extension cords or wall sockets.