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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Damaged Electrical Cord Causes Fire in Otay Mesa Home?

7/11/2023 (Permalink)

A damaged electrical cord is shown. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Otay Mesa/SanYsidro team responds to fire damage emergencies every year in Otay Mesa. Electrical fires are one of the top causes of home fires in the United States, and in many cases, these fires may have been prevented by routinely inspecting your home for visible and hidden electrical hazards. Here are some tips from The National Fire Protection Association to prevent electrical fires in your home:

  • Check electrical cords to make sure the wires are not damaged, cracked, or loose. If the cords need to be repaired, take the item to a professional repair shop, hire an electrician, or replace it with a new item.
  • Make sure cords are not running across doorways or under carpets. If they are, have a qualified electrician install more outlets.
  • Keep children away from electric cords and outlets. Cords placed in the mouth can cause a burn and objects placed in a receptacle can cause a shock, burns, or electrocution.
  • Make sure that all receptacle outlets and switches have faceplates.
  • Never put more than one plug in each receptacle. An outlet may have one or more receptacles - one to receive each plug.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Otay Mesa has a fire damage emergency, our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team can help. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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