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Faulty Electrical Cord Fire in Filer?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

An electrical cord is shown with exposed wires from damage to the protective insulation. We mitigate fire damage emergencies in Twin Falls County.

Filer fire?

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Filer. We witness firsthand the damage even a small contained fire can do to a structure. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 34,000 reported home structure fires per year between 2014 and 2018.

Here are some important reminders about electrical safety from the NFPA on when to call a qualified electrician or your landlord:

  • Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
  • A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance
  • Discolored or warm wall outlets
  • A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Sparks from an outlet

Also, inspect electrical cords for damage and replace them or have a qualified electrician repair them. Electrical cords should not run across doorways or under carpets. Plug major electrical appliances directly into a wall receptacle outlet.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in Filer. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

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