Electrical malfunction is the leading cause of home fires year after year. Here is everything you need to know about protecting your home and your family!

Did you know?

  • There are more than 45,000 home electrical fires every year
  • About half of these involve lighting equipment and home electrical wiring
  • Home electrical fire deaths peak between midnight and 6 a.m.
  • Peak months for electrical fire deaths are December through March

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

What to Know About Prevention

  • Electrical work should only be done by a qualified electrician.
  • Check your electrical cords. If they are cracked or damaged, replace them. Don’t try to repair them.
  • Don’t overload extension cords or wall outlets.
  • Never use extension cords with appliances. Plug them directly into wall outlets.

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Quick Tips on Electrical Fire Safety

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Source for Content: United States Fire Administration