Arlington, VA—May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is raising awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign challenges people across the country to evaluate the electrical safety of their own homes.
“The average adult sleeps almost eight hours per night, meaning that they spend at least one-third of every day in their bedroom,” notes ESFI president Brett Brenner. “Unfortunately, we are often at our most vulnerable while asleep. Thirty-six percent of people killed in home fires never wake up.”
Electrical incidents and fires disrupt and end too many lives each year. Fortunately, most electrical fires and incidents can be prevented.
Take steps to make sure your bedroom is safe with the help of these simple tips from ESFI:
“You can improve the electrical safety of your entire home by identifying and eliminating potential electrical hazards before they can become a danger to yourself, your family, and your home,” says Brenner.
Making a few easy changes to improve safety can also lead to increased energy efficiency and savings on utility bills. Visit ESFI’s Virtual Home at http://virtualhome.esfi.org to learn more about home electrical safety.
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