When your building or home’s fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers are being inspected, you cannot afford to overlook the electrical systems as well. In fact, whether you own a business or own your home, there is nothing worse than losing electricity. As a result, it’s so important that you know how to keep everyone safe during an electrical fire. Here are a few things you should know!
Identify Potential Causes Of An Electrical Fire
It is important to make sure that your fire systems are in proper working order. In fact, conducting regular inspections is integral to keeping everyone safe in your home or your business. As a result, inspectors are trained in diagnosing potential problems like electrical fire hazards. Some things that may stand out like smoke on electrical outlets, lights that always flicker, fuses and breakers that constantly stop working or overload, worn out electrical cables, and damaged outlets near areas that tend to contain more water like kitchens and bathrooms.
What Can You Do?
If any of the previously mentioned hazards are present in your home or business, it’s important to address these issues as soon as possible. The most important thing to remember is to prevent these fires. However, that’s not always possible. Unfortunately, electrical fires are all too common. So what should you do if an electrical fire starts in your home or business? Avoid using water to put it out. While it may seem obvious, putting water near electrical wires could harm you. In fact, what you should do is shut off the water flow. Then get a fire extinguisher to take care of the blaze. It is critical to note that in some situations, the circuit breakers and fire extinguishers might be made inaccessible since the fire may be spreading. If that’s the case, the best route is to evacuate the building or home entirely.
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