The cold weather has already arrived the in New England and it is only going to get colder. As we start to spend more and more time inside, it is important that our home is safe. One thing we as homeowners don’t make a priority is fire safety. Below are some ways Nicholson can help prevent house fires from starting.
Maintain Your Electrical System!
Every year, house fires cause around $7 billion in damages. This number is far too high for something that is preventable. It is important that you schedule a maintenance check every four years by a licensed electrician.
How are Electrical Fires Started?
Warning Signs of an Electrical Fire:
Outdated wiring often causes electrical fires. If a home is over 20 years old, it may not have the wiring capacity to handle the increased amounts of electrical appliances. Breakers should be triggered when circuits get overloaded by too much electricity. Outdated breaker boxes often have worn connectors that do not work, causing the system to overload and start an electrical fire.
With the holidays coming up, it is so important that you call us if you you have any of the following happening. Call us at (508) 893-4258 and one of our trusted Customer Service ladies would be happy to help!