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How to Avoid Electrical Fires and the Need for Fire Restoration in Your Menomonie, WI Home

November 2nd, 2015

In 2014, a fire department responded to calls for help every 24 seconds. In addition, 1,298,000 fires were reported across the United States. This is according to information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, and the numbers are staggering. It’s scary to think that fires occur so frequently. All this information makes it clear that a fire could happen to anyone at any moment. How do you fight back against this hazardous menace? How do you keep dangerous fires at bay? You can start by being smart about the electricity in your home. If you want to avoid the need for fire restoration, the information below will help.

  • Keep appliances away from any flammable materials. When you’re working with a stove or oven, make sure you’re not wearing long, loose sleeves, or allowing towels to touch the appliance. Even toasters can start a fire, so don’t let your guard down. It’s a good idea to unplug something when you’re not using it. While this may add extra time to your cooking chores, it’s worth it in the end. Make sure every member of your family knows about these precautions. If you have guests over, take the time to explain your precautions.
  • If you suspect there is a problem with your electrical system, have it inspected by a professional as soon as possible. They can check for potential problems and fix them before they have a chance to worsen. Even if you have a tight budget, it’s crucial to have this done by someone with experience. Never try to fix wiring on your own.
  • Don’t overload electrical outlets. Surge protectors are a wise investment.
  • Check cords for signs of wear. If something needs to be replaced, replace it as soon as possible. If a cord is in poor condition, it could short circuit, overheat, and cause a fire.

Use ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning of Menomonie, WI for fire restoration help today.


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