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Electrical safety in the home is a paramount concern for homeowners. Electrical hazards can cause serious injury or even death, and common electrical safety risks include overloaded circuits, improper wiring, and malfunctioning appliances.

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Statistics related to electrical safety in the home are alarming. According to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, electrical fires account for an estimated 4,000 fires annually across Canada with nearly 70 deaths, 250 injuries, and $200 million worth of property damage. Furthermore, the Canadian Electric Association estimates that each year electrical shock or electrocution causes 1,000 injuries and 100 fatalities across Canada.

Safety Protocols

It is important to practice proper electrical safety to reduce the risk of electrical hazards in the home. Among these precautions are using bulbs with the appropriate wattage, using surge protectors, and inspecting your home’s electrical system regularly. Additionally, ensure all outlets are grounded correctly and that all wiring complies with code. Moreover, homeowners should be aware of signs of an electrical problem such as flickering lights, sparks or a burning smell, and contact a qualified electrician if they observe any of these symptoms.

Overall, electrical safety in the home is an essential concern for homeowners. By practicing proper safety protocols and having regular inspections of their electrical system, homeowners can reduce the potential hazards that could occur and keep their families secure.

With over 40 years of experience and a team of highly skilled professionals, Robart Electrical Services provides top-quality electrical services to homeowners in and around Edmonton. From residential service upgrades to complete home rewiring, we can help ensure your electrical system is safe and up to code.

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