12 May 2015
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Piper Electric Co., Inc. is joining with the Electrical Safety
Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.
This year’s campaign features the launch of the second edition of its National Electrical Safety Month publication, Electrical Safety Illustrated. The issue is titled “That Old House, This New Update” and informs readers about the common hazards posed by America’s
aging housing stock and the variety of updates that can improve any home’s functionality, efficiency and safety.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates 47,700 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments each year involve some type of electrical failure or malfunction as a factor contributing to ignition. These fires result in 418 civilian deaths, 1,570 civilian injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage. Awareness and education are critical to reduce the incidence of electrical fires, and ESFI sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to educate the public in order to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.
Does your home need an Electrical Safety Inspection?
- Is your home 40 years old or older?
- In the last 10 years, has your home undergone a renovation or added a major new appliance, such as a refrigerator or air conditioner?
- Are you the new owner of a previously owned home?
If any of the above are true call Denver Electrician Piper Electric Co., Inc. for an electrical safety inspection.
Thanks to ESFI for providing this information: The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school, and play. ESFI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety.