SERVPRO of Foxborough Shares Fire Safety
The winter months are a popular time for fires, especially in homes. What Causes Electrical Fires?
Most electrical fires in homes are sparked off by incorrectly installed wiring or overloaded circuits. There are many things you can do at home to prevent fires.
- New Appliance Setup
If you are setting up a new appliance by yourself without help from a professional electrician, you should double-check all your connections, and read the manual completely. Certain electrical appliances may require a voltage regulator.
- Extension Cords
These are the most common causes of electrical fires and can be easily preventable. To avoid this make sure the capacity of the extension cord matches the appliance; the total wattage of all devices connected should never exceed the extension cord capacity.
- Light Bulbs
Some fixtures may have specific bulbs to use such as incandescent bulbs, or fluorescent bulbs. To prevent an electrical fire, make sure that your light bulbs are used with electrical sockets.
- Power Cords
These have at least six outlets in the device with one main cord that plugs into a wall outlet. Most importantly, never have one power strip into another; this can start a fire and affect your circuit breakers.
No matter how large or small your diaster is, we have you covered. SERVPRO of Foxborough is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you. “Like it never even happened.”