Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

ESFI Home Electrical Safety Tips

ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) is the most respected non-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of electrical safety at home and in the workplace. Their research has found that people can prevent electrocutions and home fires by improving their knowledge of basic electrical safety. The ESFI provides several resources for the education of consumers, homeowners, the elderly, and children. 

Electrical safety should be prioritized whether you are a renter or homeowner. Being aware of electrical hazards will result in a significant decrease of the many home fires, injuries, and fatalities related to electricity each year. Call an experienced and licensed electrician to perform a safety inspection of your home to protect your family.

ESFI Information and Resources

Below is a listing and summary of the information and resources provided by the ESFI regarding the safer use of electricity and electrical products.

Do-It-Yourself Electrical Safety – The ESFI has safety recommendations for those who are considering DIY electrical projects at home.

Electrical Overload Prevention – One of the chief causes of home fires are overloaded electrical systems.

ESFI Safety Videos – The video library of ESFI has a wide selection of videos that illustrate important home electrical safety concepts and tips. Many are also in Spanish.

Extension Cord Usage – An improperly used extension cord can overheat and start a fire. Approximately 3,300 residential fires every year are started by extension cords, resulting in injuries to 270 people and deaths to 50 others.

Home Safety Checklists – ESFI’s checklists are an easy way to spot and correct home electrical and fire hazards, increasing safety.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Working detectors can save lives when there is a home fire or gas leakage. People can also prepare by planning how to safely escape their home during an emergency.

Virtual Home – ESFI’s interactive virtual home tour provides a visual tutorial about your home’s electrical system, along with tips on how to safely use common electrical devices.

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