Don’t Overload Your Home

https://www.esfi.org/dont-overload-your-home/

 

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year. These fires result in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage. Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Help lower your risk of electrical fires by not overloading your electrical system.

Overloaded circuit warning signs

How to prevent electrical overloads

The CPSC estimates more than 50% of electrical fires that occur every year can be prevented by Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs).

Only use the appropriate watt bulb for any lighting fixture, Using a larger watt light bulb may cause a fire.