Home Electrical Safety

Electrocutions and home fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices.

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, electrical safety should be a top priority in your home.  The staggering number of electrically-related home fires, injuries and deaths that occur every year grows but awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing them.

Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. You can lower your risk of electrical fires by not overloading your electrical system and if you are unsure if your circuits are overloaded, call us at 570-969-7577 and we can assess for you.

Roughly 3,300 home fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring 270 more. Extension cords can overhead and cause fires when used improperly, so keep these important tips in mind to protect your home and workplace.

Be sure that smoke alarms work. Alarms can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a home fire, but there is more you need to do to ensure your family is prepared to safely escape from a fire emergency.

In case of a fire, create a plan and talk out the strategy. Plan for evacuations to decide where you need to go and how to get there with you and your pets.

Be Safe!


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