Electricity is a necessary part of our lives that we tend to take it for granted. The integrity of your home’s electrical system and properly using it is extremely important for the safety of yourself and your family. Thousands of people in the United States are critically injured as a result of electrical fires and accidents in their homes every year.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. ESFI is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace through education, awareness, and advocacy. Here are some intriguing facts and statistics about home electrical fires.
- Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
- Each year in the United States, arcing faults are responsible for starting more than 28,000 home fires, killing and injuring hundreds of people, and causing over $700 million in property damage.
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical receptacles are involved in 5,300 fires every year, causing forty deaths and more than 100 consumer injuries.
- Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke detectors.
Call A Professional Electrician For Peace of Mind
ESFI is committed to help reduce electrically-related injuries, deaths and fires through public education. As per ESFI the best way to protect your family and your home against the risk of electrical fires or electrocution is to hire a qualified, licensed electrician to perform any electrical work in your home.
JLC Electrical Contractors is a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor in Monmouth County, NJ that is proficient, reputable and able to assist you with all of your electrical needs. Contact us online or give us a call at (732)332-1100 to discuss your next electric project.