Every year there are more than 25,000 electrical fires that often cause injury and even death to those that live in the house. It is important to take a look at these fires and realize that they could have most likely been prevented all together. Taking the necessary precautions in avoiding electrical fires is the key to keeping yourself and those that you love safe. Simon Electric is here to share some tips to help you prevent electrical fires in your home.
Avoid Flammable Items in Certain Areas
There are fabrics and other things that can easily catch fire when they are in the right conditions. You should never have anything that is flammable near irons, portable heaters, hair dryers and even lamps. A common mistake that people make is plugging something in with an extension cord they hide underneath an area rug. This is dangerous since these extension cords often heat up.
Don’t Overload Electrical Outlets
It can be tempting to add more plugs to your outlets than it is designed for. You can purchase these extenders and simply plug them into the outlet. This can overload the outlet and create the perfect storm to start an electrical fire. Some power strips come with an internal overload protection built into them and are the best option when you need to have more plugs.
Replace Damaged Electrical Cords
You should be inspecting the cords on your appliance regularly to ensure they aren’t showing any signs of damage. When there is any fraying, worn areas or other signs of damage, you should work to replace them as soon as possible. You can purchase replacement cords for most appliances at your local hardware store.
Routine Electrical Inspections
The best way to avoid electrical fires in your home is to have your electrical wiring inspected for any signs of damage or issues that need to be repaired. If you have a home that is older, chances are that you will need to have some of the older wiring replaced with new, copper wiring. With the demands that our technological world places on our electrical system, you want to be sure that yours is ready to handle whatever electrical demands it faces. This needs to be done by a professional who has the training needed to make the appropriate recommendations for your home.
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For those DIYers out there, it may be tempting to try and repair or replace some of your electrical wiring on your own. This is especially true when you have a seemingly simple short that needs to be replaced. However, without the training that the experts at Burley Electrical Services have, you run the risk of serious electrical shock and even death. When you leave it up to our team of highly trained and experienced electricians, you know the job will be done properly. We will give your home electrical system a complete inspection that is complete with any recommendations moving forward. Call us today!