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Dealing With Unexpected Electrical Fires

One of the best ways to deal with an electrical fire around the home is to be prepared and know what to expect. Many homeowners have been caught off guard by home fires that are caused by faulty electrical circuits and electrical wiring. In fact, there are a large number of injuries and loss of life events that occur each and every day across the country for this very reason. Preventing injury and loss of life can be as simple as being prepared for any eventuality with regard to home electrical fires.

A System Known As The PASS Method

For example, knowing how to use a fire extinguisher in the most effective way possible can greatly reduce the chances of a fire spreading. One consideration with regard to using a fire extinguisher is considering the recommendations offered by professional firefighters. A system known as the PASS method has been used for many years and is quite effective at fighting a fire under a wide range of conditions.

Sweeping Motion

The PASS system simply consists of first (P) pulling the fire extinguisher safety pin. Once this has been accomplished the next step is to (A) aim the extinguisher at the base of the electrical fire. When an accurate aim has been established the next step is to (S) squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher. Finally, using a (S) sweeping motion, a homeowner can effectively extinguish an electrical fire in short order. One of the best ways to commit this particular procedure to memory is to practice without actually discharging the fire extinguisher. Finally, respecting the circuit breaker box and refraining from resetting a tripped breaker more than once is one of the best ways to prevent a fire in the first place.

Electrical Shock Is A Serious Concern

Knowing in advance the typical electrical danger warning signs can keep homeowners save year-round and prevent electrical fires. As an added note, homeowners should also refrain from trying to do complex electrical wiring work without the assistance of an experienced electrical contractor. Electrical shock is a serious concern that can cause substantial injury and even loss of life. Play it safe and take full advantage of all that today’s experienced and knowledgeable electrical contractors have to offer. Content Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling today to learn more about Albuquerque plumbing and Albuquerque electrical services.

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