Electrical fires rank third highest in direct property damage, averaging more than $575 million a year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In addition, they cause about 1,500 injuries and 340 deaths annually.
The key to preventing an electrical fire is maintenance - inspecting your property regularly for hazards such as overloaded electrical circuits, frayed or cracked cords, improperly installed outlets and loose connections.
Other safety tips include:
For further information on insuring your home against electrical fires, call your agent at Avery Insurance at (603) 569-2515; (800) 759-7579.