Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fire Hazards in the Bedroom

Did you know that nearly 600 lives are lost to fires in the bedroom each year? In honor of National Fire Prevention week, we are going to dive into some of the electrical safety hazards that are commonly found in bedrooms and what you can do to prevent a fire. So, before you tuck yourself in at night remember to follow these guidelines:

  • Use an electric blanket to keep warm during the fall and winter months? Be sure to replace it every 10 years and check to make sure the cords, wires and temperature controls are not damaged. Be careful not to pinch any heating wires and remember to turn the blanket off when you are not using it.
  • Have electrical appliances in your room such as a computer, TV, or lamp? Be sure to turn them off before you fall asleep and never run extension cords that power your devices under carpets or rugs.
  • Never overload outlets. Follow all manufacturer's instructions when plugging in an electronic device and use a surge protector when needed.
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every bedroom in the house. Test the batteries monthly to make sure they are ready should an emergency strike.

Generation 3 Electric has been servicing the electrical needs of the Philadelphia metro area for three generations. Give us a call at 215-512-4102 when you need service and be sure to connect with us on Facebook.

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