An average of 53,000 electrical home structure fires occur each year, claiming more than 450 lives, injuring more than 1,400 people, and causing more than $1.4 billion in property damage (National Fire Protection Association, 2002-2006). In addition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that nearly 400 people are electrocuted in the U.S. each year.
Many of these home fires occur in aging homes. Our dependence on electricity is increasing every day, and we are expecting more out of our home’s electrical system. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average home in the U.S. is 37 years old. These homes were built before many of the electronics and appliances we use today were even invented. Unfortunately, our increased demand for energy can overburden an older home’s electrical system, resulting in fires or electrocutions.
Protecting your property from loss, and your family from injury, is a vital concern for you and for the Professionals at Polaris Electrical, Inc. We offer home electrical system inspections and safety assessments and all of the following solutions to your safety needs. Contact us today for a consultation.
Statistics courtesy of the Electrical Safety Foundation International
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