Electrical safety is no joke! Did you know:
- Roughly half (48%) of home electrical failure fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment in 2007-2011.
- In 2007-2011, 46% of electrical failure home fires involved other known types of equipment. The leading other known types of equipment involved in home electrical failure fires are washers or dryers, fans, and portable or stationary space heaters.
- U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,410 reported home structure fires involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 325 civilian fire deaths, 950 civilian fire injuries, and $817 million in direct property damage.
- Some type of electrical failure or malfunction was cited as a factor contributing to ignition for 74% of electrical distribution or lighting equipment home structure fires.
*according to the National Fire Protection Association
Be safe, and follow these 5 tips every day to help avoid electrical fires and injuries in your home. For any rewiring, repair, or installation electrical work, contact John Goudie Electric today!