Prevent A Home Electrical Fire
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home electrical problems cause more than 26,000 fires a year, half of which involve electrical wiring.
Call an electrician if you have any of the following:
¨ Problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers.
¨ Discolored, cracked, or warm wall outlets or switches (if you see sparks, make the call as soon as possible).
¨ A burning smell or rubbery odor from an appliance.
¨ Flickering lights.
Take these precautions:
¨ Make sure your smoke detectors are working properly.
¨ Replace old or damaged appliance cords immediately.
¨ If buying a used appliance, ask if it has been tested for safety.