So, fires are scary. Really scary. The thing is they can come out of nowhere. Electrical fires are probably a homeowner’s worst nightmare. (For that matter, so are kitchen fires.) But there are a few simple things you can do at home to prevent an electrical fire from breaking out at your house.Have questions? Chat with us now.
Tips to prevent an electrical fire.
- Look after your appliances and wiring. Make sure none of these things look suspicious.
- Check the cords. If any cords look worn or frayed, replace them. It might not seem like a huge deal…but frayed cords are a no-no. Those can cause problems.
- Don’t overload your outlets and stuff. Don’t overstuff your outlets, extension cords, and so on. Just because you can finagle a way for all the plugs to fit…doesn’t mean you should.
- Don’t mix water and electricity. Keep cords away from anything that is damp. That’s just not a great idea. Remember water and electricity don’t get along.
- Don’t put a three-pronged plug into a two-pronged outlet. That’s just not meant to work like that.
- Be cautious with space heaters. Yes, they are very toasty. But take care to keep linens, blankets, and so on away from them.
- Childproof stuff. If you have kiddos, be sure to get those handy little kid-safe covers that you can pop over your outlets. That way nobody accidentally gets hurt.
Also – something that’s really important is to have a family fire escape plan for your house. Practice it with everybody regularly so that everyone knows what to do if there’s a fire. The goal is to get everyone out of the house safely and quickly.Get a home insurance quote
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