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Electrical Safety Month

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May 21, 2024

In recognition of Electrical Safety Month this May, Travis Electrical Service is encouraging all customers to prioritize electrical safety in their homes and workplaces. Partnering with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Travis Electrical Service aims to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety and provide valuable tips to prevent electrical hazards.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failures or malfunctions are a leading cause of home fires in the United States. Each year, approximately 51,000 home electrical fires occur, resulting in nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Furthermore, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that electrical hazards cause more than 300 fatalities and 4,000 injuries in the workplace annually.

"Electrical safety is a critical issue that affects everyone," said Chris Travis, President of Travis Electrical Service. "Our goal is to educate our community about the risks associated with electrical work and provide practical advice to keep families and workers safe. By following safety guidelines and taking preventive measures, we can significantly reduce the number of electrical-related incidents."

To help customers stay safe, Travis Electrical Service recommends following these key electrical safety tips:

  1. Inspect Electrical Cords and Plugs: Regularly check cords and plugs for signs of wear and tear. Replace damaged cords immediately to prevent electrical shocks and fires.
  2. Avoid Overloading Outlets: Plugging too many devices into a single outlet can cause overheating and lead to fires. Use power strips with circuit breakers and distribute electrical load evenly.
  3. Keep Electrical Devices Away from Water: Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Ensure that electrical appliances are kept dry and away from sinks, bathtubs, and other sources of water.
  4. Hire a Licensed Electrician: For any electrical work, whether it’s a minor repair or a major installation, always hire a licensed electrician. Professional electricians have the training and expertise to perform the job safely and correctly.

For additional electrical safety tips and resources, customers are encouraged to follow Travis Electrical Service on social media and visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) website at