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Tips to Avoid Electrical Fires

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Electrical fires originate in electric wires, cables, circuit breakers, or within electrical components and can cause twice the monetary damage as non-electrical fires, According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA.)

Common causes of electrical fires and ways to prevent them include:

  1. Poor Maintenance - performing regular maintenance on electrical panels will help reduce the risk of electrical fires.
  2.  Old Equipment and Appliances - replacing outdated and faulty circuits within equipment and appliances helps reduce the risk of electrical fires.
  3. Not Following Safety Codes - make sure wiring matches the circuit amperage requirements and is free of any imperfections to help prevent electrical fires.

Don’t forget that working smoke detectors save lives. When these devices are present and properly maintained, they give you and yours precious time to react and escape in the event of a fire.

We hope these tips are helpful, and you never have to worry about mitigating after a fire, however if you find yourself in the midst of this, contact SERVPRO of Orangeburg. We will make it "Like it never even happened."


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