No it’s not too HOT for a House Fire!


Now that we have hit yet another heat wave this summer be careful not to overload your electricity throughout the day. Yes it is muggy, sticky and just plain nasty out there! As we wait for cooler temps to come our way here are a few reminders to help keep you and your home safe.

It is times like these when the temperature rise so does the call for more electricity and power from your household source.

If you are not using a room in your home and you have ability to close off that room do so, this may help to reduce some of that strain on your electrical and cooling system.

Did you know that fire departments respond to more than 350,000 fires in the US each year and electrical fires account for more than 1 in 10 of these fires!

As the search for another outlet to plug in that fan or the new AC unit , plug in only one appliance at a time to an outlet.

There are over 2,500 electrical outlet fires in homes each year! This has caused more than $94 million dollars in homeowners damage.

Fire departments respond to over 7,200 calls for fan and air conditioning and related equipment type fires. Between 2007 and 2011 fans caused  6% {WOW} of all home electrical fires!!

I know it is a struggle to keep cool for just a few days and weeks of the summer. However keep this in the back of your mind as you try to drop the temperature in your home as the heat rises!

Take a look around as walk through your home and see whats plugged in where and how many items are drawing on that circuit. It may be hot outside but not as hot if your home as a malfunction!

Thanks to Arbella for sharing this info with Allan Walker Insurance!

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