Protect Your Home Against Electrical Fires
With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to learn how to protect your home against electrical fires.
Preventing Electrical Fires:
Read these steps to prevent electrical fires during this fall and winter season.
- Over-loading your outlets with extension cords: Over-loading your outlets can overheat the wall socket and cause an electrical fire. If you notice that you are using extension cords, call an electrician to install more outlets in your home.
- Hire an electrician: Have an electrician inspect your home every decade to see if there are any problems with wiring. This is a pre-cautious step to eliminate problems that may cause a fire. If your home was built before 1970, you should definitely have an electrician come out and update your wiring if you have not done so.
- Plugs/ Cords: Every few months, check your electrical cords and look for any damaged or frayed ones (especially if you have pets). If they are damaged, repair wiring or replace with a new one to avoid any fires. Keep in mind that stoves/ovens/anything that produces heat cannot be turned on with an extension cord.
When the responsibility of putting a fire out is on your shoulders, remember the P.A.S.S. method. This method will greatly reduce the risk of a severe fire. If a fire damages your home you need need to give the professionals a call at: (847) 673-3473. For any questions or concerns about fire damage restoration or visit our website at www.rainbowintl.com/ChicagoNorthShore for more information.
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