article directory


Home | Top Editorials | Popular Content | Article Directory | Help/Faq's | Submit Articles | Account Login
Editorial Search



Marketers Domination :: Main Articles :: Home and Family
Protect Your Electrical System and Your Home from Fire
Home and Family Author: David Clarke
Protect Your Electrical System and Your Home from Fire
One of the top reasons for making sure that your electrical system is in tip-top shape is fire prevention. According to the US Fire Administration, a typical year has over 28 600 fires and $1.1 billion worth of damages that's due to electrical fires. 310 people also lose their lives to these fires, with over 1 100 more injured. These electrical fires are caused by nothing more than frayed wires, misused appliances, overused sockets and many other simple and avoidable problems. By protecting our electrical systems and by making sure that everything is functioning well, we're not only protecting our property investments but also our own lives and our family.

When working with electricity and electrical systems, safety should always be the first concern. It is important for you to be able to recognize when you can deal with the problem yourself and when it's time to call on professional electricians. ESFI recommends that you always call a licensed electrician to perform all electrical repairs in your home or building, but there are a few safety precautions that you can take to protect yourself from electrical fires.

    Regularly check your electrical appliances and wiring systems.
    When you spot frayed wiring, have them replaced right away.
    If any electrical tools cause electrical shocks or easily overheat, have them replaced.
    Make sure that electrical appliances are never in contact with wet floors or counters.
    When buying electrical products, make sure that they have been evaluated by a nationally recognized lab (e.g. UL or Underwriters Laboratory)
    Use the correct sockets for the correct plugs. Don't force mismatched sockets and plugs together.
    "Child-proof electrical outlets with safety closures.
    Never overload extension cords. Only use them on a temporary basis.
    If light switches become hot to the touch, switch them off and have them replaced by professional electricians right away.
    Have a smoke alarm. Check it regularly to make sure that it's working.

By following these simple steps, you greatly reduce the chances of an electrical fire happening in your home. If an electrical fire does start, having a smoke alarm can buy you precious minutes to escape and can very well save your life.
Total Views: 300 | Approx word count : 377 | 09/28/2011
Writers Resource:
Discover more about Charlotte Electrician and learn more about Charlotte Electrical Contractor by reading this article. You are sure to find what you are looking for about Lighting Charlotte.
MarketersDomination Related Articles
Photoshop For Website Slices By: - Maybe you think Photoshop is only for professional designers who need to digitally manipulate images. And, yea, it is a great option for graphic artists. However, despite Photo shop being a great image editing software, it also has a valid and usefu...
Atlanta Home Inspection Protects Your Home By: Brian Jardine - There is a lot to be said about doing a job right. Unfortunately, many home inspection companies simply do not. They may pay close attention to the foundation, the structural integrity of the home, and some of the major systems such as electrical and...
Are Online Jewelry Stores Safe By: Mandy Smith - Whether you are buying an engagement ring, a wedding ring, diamond studs or a pendant, each piece of jewelry tells its own story. As more and more retailers take their jewels off the street and put them online it is becoming increasingly popular to b...
Planning Ahead With Letterpress Wedding Invitations By: Clifton Judge - Planning Ahead With Letterpress Wedding Invitations Your letterpress wedding invitations are a primary part of the overall wedding package. The wedding invitation is also the first thing that your guest see prior to the wedding. Some guests may even...
Make It A Mini For Max Interactivity By: Event Prize Games - Prize games have been used for years to boost morale, increase productivity, and add fun to company events. Deciding on which game to use isn't always easy, though. Prize Wheels are available in a wide range of sizes, are fully customizable, and are...
Book Cannot Prepare You For Home Inspection By: Champia Inspector - A lot of inexperienced home buyers consider it a waste of money to hire an Atlanta home inspector. They think that reading articles on the internet and talking to friends and relatives will make them an expert. It is amazing to think that they actua...
Home | Top Editorials | Popular Content | Article Directory | Support | Terms | Privacy | Account Login

Article Marketing | Article Directory | Article Spinning | Content Syndication | Article Distribution

© 2014, Marketers Domination All Rights Reserved.
All other copyrights belong to their respective owners. Internet Marketing Forum