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Preventing Electrical Fires

Tips on Preventing Electrical Fires

An electrical fire can destroy your home in a matter of minutes. It is a catastrophic event that can leave you homeless and penniless, particularly if you do not have homeowner’s insurance coverage for fire hazard. Preventing electrical fires is as simple as reviewing this checklist and scheduling an electrical inspection once a year to ensure that your wiring, outlets, and appliances are all in good working order. Here at Las Vegas Electrical Services, we provide electrical inspections upon request.

Our Las Vegas Electrical ServicesChecklist to Prevent Electrical Fires

Every year, you should complete each of the following tasks at least once:

  • Check for signs of frayed wiring on all electrical devices.
  • Check all outlets for visible signs of damage.
  • Inspect all electrical switches for any visible signs of damage.
  • Inspect all extension cords and surge protectors for signs of wear and tear.
  • In addition to completing a safety check list, you can also incorporate some of the following strategies into your home in order to deliver an added level of protection against electrical fires.

  • Childproof all electrical outlets.
  • Limit your use of extension cords.
  • Avoid overloading extension cords and/or wall sockets with too many devices.
  • Use surge protectors for large electrical appliances and components, such as televisions, home theater equipment, computers, refrigerators, and washing machines.
  • Keep flammable materials away from heaters.
  • Once you discover any problems, you should hire an electrician to complete necessary repairs. Since electrical fires occur more frequently during the colder months of the year, it’s a good idea to have your electrical system inspected for potential problems in the fall. You should also have malfunctioning electrical appliances and devices repaired or replaced at the same time to eliminate problems before they cause electrical issues that could lead to a fire.

    Please contact Las Vegas Electrical Services, if you would like to arrange for a consultation, installation, or repairs.

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