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Thanksgiving Day Tips to Avoid Household Fires

Did you know that house fires double during Thanksgiving? With colder weather and a lot of cooking happening, it’s important to take fire safety measures and avoid electrical hazards. If you need a White Marsh electrician to perform a maintenance check or repairs, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling.

How to Stay Safe During Thanksgiving

First, make sure that your smoke detectors are working properly. They should be installed in every bedroom, on every level of the home, and in the basement. Perform a monthly test to ensure safety and change the batteries every six months. You should also replace them every 10 years.

Next, remove fire hazards. If there are wooden utensils, towels, oven mitts, plastic bags, or any flammable items near the stove, move them out of the way. Although candles add a warm ambiance, they easily contribute to household fires. Consider replacing them with LED lights. You should also check your appliances for damaged cords and replace them before the holiday. Make sure the wires are not pinched between two surfaces as well while you’re using them. Overloading your circuits and plugging in large appliances like a refrigerator into an extension cord is not advised. Instead, contact a local electrician to install more outlets for you.

Finally, keep a fire extinguisher in reach and educate yourself and your family on how to use it properly.

Looking for a White Marsh Electrician?

Since 1986, Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling has been providing residential and commercial electrical services for clients in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Our services include new installation and remodeling, smart home, surge protection, security lighting, fire alarm systems, and small and large commercial projects. Whether we’re changing a lightbulb or embarking on a new renovations project, you can expect us to treat all jobs with the same consideration and patience. For more information or for a free estimate, click here!

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