Is Your Home at Risk for An Electrical Fire This Winter?

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The Danger of Winter Fires

Did you know winter is the most common time for families to experience electrical fires? With the addition to your power grid of multiple lights and space heaters, it can be easy to overlook some much-needed safety precautions. We’ve compiled our electrical safety checklist so you can have the best winter home preparation this season. When a fire disaster strikes, it can be devastating. So, follow along at home and keep your property safe.

Step 1: Checking the House

One of the first and easiest things we recommend is to inspect your house. During this first step, you should check all your outlets. Make sure none are loose or damaged. If you find any that need replacing, work with a professional to restore them properly. Faulty outlets and home wiring are the most likely cause of an electrical fire. Keep your home safe by ensuring that every outlet in your house functions appropriately.

Step 2: Ditching Old Appliances

Preventing electrical fires is easy when you don’t have to worry about old, faulty appliances. Be sure to ditch older devices that may be prone to fire. Look at the cords on your newer appliances, too. Don’t use any appliances that have damaged circuitry or frayed chords. Though it may cost a pretty penny to replace these appliances, it will be far less expensive than fire restoration for your home.

Step 3: Seasonal Precautions

Our last step for electrical fire prevention is taking seasonal precautions. This time of year, it can be easy to add lights or space heaters in multiple locations throughout your home. You may also rely heavily upon on extension cords only meant for temporary use. During the winter season, make sure you take extra precautions when adding new devices to your power grid and adhere to the safety instructions that come with the product.

Thousands of families are under threat from electrical fires each year, but taking extra precautions can quickly mitigate the risks. When you experience fire damage from an electrical fire, work with the experts from Royal Renovations to restore your home. Contact us today to get started.

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