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12/3/2015 (Permalink)

Don’t let too many holiday lights lead to holiday fires by overloading circuits.

Many electrical problems or electrical fires could occur simply because the outlet(s) may be overloaded. Although it’s often tempting to plug a great number of appliances, lights or gadgets into one outlet, it’s a practice that should definitely be avoided, even around the holidays!

According to the U.S Fire Administration (USFA), December and January are peak months for fires to occur, with many of them caused by overloaded extension cords and circuits.  By doing this, one may be unintentionally creating an unsafe environment, increasing the risk of a fire to occur, when an extension box or power strip is used to increase the quantity of items that can be plugged into a wall outlet. A wall outlet that is intended for just two items plugged in can wind up having at least six or more, while using the assistance of extension cords and/or power strips, which could lead to preventable fires.

Occasionally, if one is lucky, they may simply just blow a fuse, or trip a breaker as a result of overloading a wall outlet; however, in some cases, an electrical fire could ultimately be the result. Nonetheless, should such a tragedy strike, one should not try to tackle the cleanup of damage caused by an electrical fire damage themselves (or any type of fire or soot damage).  If you should find yourself dealing with a fire, call the leading experts - your local SERVPRO team, SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, to handle the cleanup for you. 

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

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