Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{Healthy, Wealthy, & Happy Living in Omaha}

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.

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