prevent Electrical fires Before They Start  

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created by cablesize 2009-09-02 12:13:45 am

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Have a C02 extinguisher and a fire blanket easily accessable, make sure these 2 items are located near an exit of the dwelling.

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-08 10:05:59 pm    


If your electrical circuits are protected by the old ceramic fuses in your meter box spend the few hundred and have an electrician change the fuses to RCD's, if there is a fault they will cut off the power within 4 milliseconds. May save you thousands.

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-08 11:25:08 pm    

A CO2 extinguisher should be used to extinguish electrical fires. Water extinguishers should not be used to extinguish electrical fires. Remember to turn off the power FIRST

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-08 09:46:47 pm    

Test and Tag your electrical appliances, have an accredited test and tagger check all your appliances and extension leads, at the same time you change smoke detector batteries. Repair/replace faulty electrical appliances.

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-08 09:50:56 pm    

Don't piggy back your power points, use readily available power boards with surge and or earth leakage protection. If you overload the powerboard or if there is a fault the electricity will cease to flow.

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-08 10:00:06 pm    

Many electrical fires are caused by old and outdated electrical systems and fuse boxes when they are overloaded by a surge of electricity. Have your home inspected by a licensed home inspector or electrician. Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

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submitted by cablesize 2009-09-02 12:13:45 am    


Prevention is indeed the most caution for every homes. Every person at home should be able to do this prevention by inviting an expert in Electrical usage in a very short and candid family gathering.Hence everyone will be cautious after!

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submitted by apierce 2010-05-21 10:31:02 pm    

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