True Tech is involved in bringing electrical safety to every home we visit. We endeavor to educate the community about the hazards of electricity and how to avoid them. May is Electrical Safety Month and we would like to make a special effort to keep everybody safe this year. Click on this link to learn more http://www.esfi.org/.
Electricity kills nearly 400 people and injures thousands more each year. Most of these deaths and injuries could be avoided with an increased awareness of electrical safety, such as noting locations of power lines when working outside. Power line contact with construction equipment, ladders, and gardening tools are among the leading cause of electrocutions.
Use of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to protect against lethal electrical currents can also reduce electrocutions.
Estimates indicate electricity causes 140,000 fires each year. These fires kill hundreds of people, injure thousands more, and cost billions of dollars in property damage. Aging electrical systems, combined with the growing power demands, contribute to electrical fire hazards. Overloaded circuits, flickering lights, and discolored electrical outlets and light switch face plates, point to the need for electrical upgrades. Addressing these hazards can save lives, reduce injuries and cut economic losses caused by electrical fires.
Source (Electrical Safety Foundation International)