“It is our experience that most home owners don’t give there electrical system any thought until there’s a problem" said owner of South Hills Electric Heating Cooling Patrick Cray
(PRWEB) March 05, 2012
South Hills Electric Heating Cooling asks Are you and your family safe?
“It is our experience that most homeowners don’t give their electrical system any thought until there’s a problem" said owner of South Hills Electric Heating Cooling, Patrick Cray. But sometimes that’s too late, the damage is all ready done. At best it’s a major inconvenience and at worst there can be serious injury or even death.
The ugly truth
-NFPA reports that in 2010, electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in an estimated 46,500 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments. These fires caused 420 deaths,1,520 injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage.
In 2010, electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 13% of reported home fires, 16% of home fire deaths, 11% of home fire injuries, and 22% of the direct property damage from home fires.
This can be easily avoided by being proactive. The following is a list of the types of electrical systems and devices that need to be tested and inspected.
< The homes electrical service entrance cable.
< Main electrical service panel.
< That there is no water damage in electrical panel
< Electrical grounding of home.
< Electrical switches and receptacles.
< Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters where needed.
< That wire is not exposed to physical damage.
< That wire is placed on the proper circuit breaker
This electrical safety checklist can be expanded upon. This is meant to be an overview.
So when it comes to home electrical safety, take it from the pros, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.
About South Hills Electric Heating Cooling:
South Hills Electric Heating Cooling
930 Glass Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
on the web at http://southhillselectricheatingcooling.com
And by email: patcray(at)southhillselectric(dot)com
South Hills Electric Heating Cooling provides first class electrical, heating, and air conditioning services to the greater Pittsburgh area. Since 1993, we have installed furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, air conditioners, electrical systems, and hot water heaters.
South Hills Electric- licensed, registered, Insured.