Electrical Safety Month Tips
Griff's Electric wants to remind you to be safe all year long. And, since May is Electrical Safety Month, it is especially important to remember safety tips to avoid any potential electrical hazards. Allstate Insurance says, "According to statistics provided by the NFPA, on the average 28,300 residential electrical fires occur annually resulting in 360 deaths, 1,000 injuries and $995 million in direct loss. 15 percent of these fires will originate in a bedroom, and in 47 percent, building wiring will be involved." Most of these electrical fires could have been avoided. Below are some safety tips to always keep in mind:
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Thanks for pointing out that we should call electrical systems servicing professional as soon as we have problems with fuses or circuit breakers. I guess we need to start calling those who are near us now to prevent any fire from starting. I just noticed that there is a buzzing sound coming from the breaker in the basement when I went down there earlier, so I turned it off quickly first.
1/26/2022 05:35:51 pm
I like what you said about calling an electrician if you have a blown out fuse. My circuit board freaked out and now it won't operate again. I'll have to hire an electrician to patch up whatever broke.
3/4/2022 01:56:13 am
The inspection would still come first. Having safe electrical system requires maintenance and inspection, replacing the old ones with newer ones.
6/7/2022 03:10:26 pm
You make a great point about how older homes need to have their electrical systems checked out more often. I need to get an electrician to check out the basement. I think the wiring is off.
10/28/2022 12:59:35 am
I bought an old house and I don't have any idea about electrical stuff. Thanks for these tips, I might consider having Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters.
11/16/2022 03:20:43 pm
Thanks so much for warning about electrical problems not to handle yourself. My brother has been talking about a slight burning noise near his breaker and he's not sure where it's coming from. We'll have to look into hiring a professional electrician to help him locate and fix the issue.
1/10/2023 08:29:33 am
Thanks for sharing such a useful information.
2/2/2023 09:54:43 am
I liked that you mentioned the importance of buying electrical products from trustworthy retailers to avoid shocks and fires. We're interested in renovating our house next week, and we want to see if our electrical system will need to be updated to handle our new appliances and lighting fixtures, so we'll look for an electrician right away. Thanks for the tips on avoiding an electrical hazard at home.
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