Electrical Fire Safety
Fire damage in your home or business can occur without warning. Determining the extent of the loss is critical to planning the fire cleanup and restoration. Identifying the source of the fire is necessary to understand what conditions were favorable to start the fire. One of the most commonly overlooked causes is overloaded electrical receptacles.
Overcrowded electrical outlets can over burden the electrical circuit and set the stage for an electrical fire. The most obvious sign of this is a power strip or outlet that has several cords plugged into it. Although this might be convenient, this increases the chance of an electrical fire. You should frequently inspect these and unplug what you are not using at the time.
Another concern that may be a warning sign is flickering lights or lights that appear to be dimmer than usual. This can be a problem because many homeowners may think their light bulb is getting close to needing replacement. This may also be a sign that the light bulb is reaching its maximum capacity, so it is important to monitor this to ensure electrical safety. Homeowners should never make assumptions when it comes to electrical safety and the safety of those who reside in the home.
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The possibilities of an electrical fire are serious concerns that must be dealt with in an urgent matter. In the event of an electrical or any other type of fire, contact our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Oak Lawn (708) 239-1444