It’s time to stop putting off those electrical problems on your “to-do” list.
We’ve all had them; broken switches, blinking lights or dead outlets. And what do we do about it? Most people put the problem on the end of their checklist and gradually learn to live with it until it it becomes an accepted part of their daily life. Unfortunately, however, neglected electrical problems can quickly cause very dangerous conditions inside your home. Contacting competent electricians in Santa Rosa can help prevent tragic loss, death and injuries.
In 2011, fire departments in the United States responded to over 370,000 home fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths and over $6.9 billion in direct damage expenses. Estimates of losses in fires reported to fire departments based on data reported to NFPA’s annual National Fire Experience Survey.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), “most electrical distribution fires are the result of problems with ‘fixed wiring’ such as faulty electrical outlets and aged wiring. Problems with cords (such as extension and appliance cords), plugs, receptacles, and switches
also cause home electrical fires.
The USFA also stated that, “Many avoidable electrical fires are traced to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance, and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas.” If you find yourself in this situation, you should immediately search for competent electricians in Santa Rosa, and contact one for guidance on how to alleviate situations that may cause harm or damage to your home or loved ones.
June 18, 2012 brought a recent reminder of dangers that exist for homeowners and loved ones in Santa Rosa. Early that morning in Santa Rosa, homeowner, Justin Kedton, was awakened by his barking dog. Mr. Kedton and his dog escaped to the back yard. While the homeowner tried to douse the fire with his garden hose his dog slipped back into the home and, unfortunately did not survive. Thanks, in large part, to being awakened by his dog and being able to exit his home quickly, Mr. Kedton survived the fire.
Electricians in Santa Rosa Can Help Prevent Tragedy
Electrical house fires account for a large portion of preventable fires every year throughout this country. One Santa Rosa electrician that services the entire Bay Area can help you knock out that “to do” list: Lowes Electric. We’ve been in business over 20 years, and our licensed team of electricians in Santa Rosa can help keep your home and family safe. You’ll need to invite us over first, though!