How to Avoid Electrical Fires and Rewire Your Home Safely

Prevent Electrical Fires by Identifying Fire Hazards

Electrical fires account for over 40,000 home fires each year in the United States. As a homeowner, I need to be proactive in identifying potential electrical fire hazards in my home. Some common causes of electrical fires include:

Regularly checking my home for these common hazards can prevent electrical fires before they start. I will also make sure I have working smoke detectors on every level of my home.

Safely Rewiring and Upgrading Home Electrical

If I live in an older home, it may be necessary to rewire some or all of the electrical system to make it safer and meet modern needs. Here are some tips for completing a safe electrical rewiring project:

With proper rewiring by a qualified electrician, I can make my outdated electrical system safer and ready to handle all of my modern electrical needs.

Practicing Electrical Fire Prevention

Along with upgrading my home's wiring, there are some habitual fire prevention steps I should take:

Staying diligent in identifying and correcting electrical fire risks can help prevent a tragedy. With proper upgrades and smart prevention habits, I can keep my home and family safe.