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Most Common Cause of Electrical Fires | SERVPRO® of East Nashville, Madison and Goodlettsville

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Electrical fires are often the most preventable types of fires that occur in the United States. Nearly 7% of all residential fires over the last two years were classified as electrical fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

A common misconception is that electrical fires typically occur within the kitchen or while no one is at home. However, an electrical fire will most likely while occupants are home and begin within a bedroom.

There are many steps that individuals can take to eliminate the hazards that are commonly associated to electrical fires.

The most common causes of electrical fires:

  1. Wiring
  2. Light Fixtures
  3. Faulty outlets/appliances
  4. Space heaters
  5. Extension Cords

Our hope is that you will be able to detect potential igniters within your home to ensure that your home is safe from preventable fires.

If you have experienced fire damage, we are always here to help! Call our restoration experts247 so we can address your damages quickly.

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