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Watch Out for These Common Electrical Causes of House Fires

Don’t leave your home vulnerable to these fire risks.

As a homeowner, you can imagine just how devastating a house fire could be for you and your loved ones. This is why it’s so important to take steps to mitigate the various fire risks that your home faces. As many house fires are caused by electrical issues, here are some of the threats you need to watch out for.

Improper Installation of Lightbulbs

Surprisingly, many house fires are caused when homeowners install the wrong lightbulbs into their home’s lamps and lighting fixtures. This normally occurs when homeowners use high voltage bulbs in lighting fixtures that are not designed to handle this amount of power. To mitigate this risk, simply check the specifications of your home’s lighting fixtures to ensure that you are using the right bulbs.

Faulty Appliances

Another common cause of house fires is malfunctioning or faulty appliances. Oftentimes, fires break out on the cord or within the actual appliance itself. To prevent this from happening, inspect older appliances for frayed cords, lose receptacles, and other potential issues. If you do not feel confident in an appliance’s ability to perform, play it safe and just replace the appliance completely.

Misuse of Extension Cords and Power Strips

Finally, many fires are caused by improperly used extension cords and power strips. For instance, fires can break out when extension cords are run underneath rugs or when too many things are plugged into a power strip at the same time. Ultimately, extension cords and power strips are not a safe or permanent power solution for your home. You are much better off speaking to an electrician about installing more outlets in your home.

These are some of the electrical fire risks that you need to look out for in your home. Want another way to keep your home safe? Make sure you have the proper homeowners insurance protections in place. For assistance with your personal coverage needs, contact the team at The Schwab Agency in Colleyville, Texas today.


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Tim Schwab.
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