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Electrical Fire Safety Tips

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

According to a recent report from the U.S. Fire Administration shows that home electrical fires claim the lives of approximately 280 Americans each year and injuries well over 1,000.

Most often, electrical fires occur during the winter months. This is due to the increased time that people are spending indoors. The increased time spent inside can affect the circuits and electrical cords. They can become overloaded by the increased use of heating devices and appliances.

If basic safety precautions are taken, quite a few electrical fires inside homes can be avoided.  Please read the following for tips to take for an electrical fire:

  • Replace old wiring
  • Replace electrical appliances and tools if they short out, overheat, or cause small electric shocks, and most definitely if they give off smoke or sparks.
  • Routinely check your electrical appliances
  • Use extension cords safely and wisely; never overload electrical extension cords or wall sockets. 

We hope you will never need us, but if you do the trained technicians at SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids are here to help with all your fire restoration needs.

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