Fire Safety

photo of a lit matchNothing is more important than the safety of your family and business. We urge you to read A Factsheet on Home Electrical Fire Prevention provided by the U.S. Fire Administration. Here are just three of the important points made on the site:

  • Most electrical distribution fires result from problems with “fixed wiring” such as faulty electrical outlets and old wiring. Problems with cords (such as extension and appliance cords), plugs, receptacles, and switches also cause many home electrical fires.
  • Light fixtures and lamps/light bulbs are also leading causes of electrical fires.
  • Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance, and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas.

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Smoke Alarms

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) “America’s fire death rate is one of the highest per capita in the industrialized world. Fire kills approximately 3,000 and injures approximately 20,000 people each year. The majority of deaths are in homes without a working smoke alarm. A smoke alarm greatly reduces your chances of dying in a fire.”

Please don’t hesitate to call us about assessing your fire safety system.