Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are a very scary situation, and they can happen because of a number of reasons. The most common reason behind electrical fires are loose wiring, faulty appliances, worn out electrical plugs and so on. Sometimes there are warning signs to look out for like sparks coming out of an outlet, black marks on an outlet and so on, and if you detect these problems at the right time, you can call in an electrician Stirling immediately and resolve the issue. However, there are also times when an electrical fire occurs without a warning, and when it does, you want to make sure that you take the right steps to avoid possible injury or excessive property damage.

The first thing you want to do in case of a fire is to call the fire brigade and inform them that you have an electrical fire at your home. It is important to mention that it is an electrical fire because there is a different procedure for dealing with it. The next thing you need to do, if possible and safe to do so, is to turn off your main power supply from your fuse box, whilst wearing rubber shoes as a safety precaution. Next, in case you happen to have an electrical fire extinguisher, you can attempt to put out of the fire, but if you do not happen to have one, you need to make sure you and everyone else is out of the house.

Under no circumstances should you use water to put out an electrical fire. Water conducts electricity, so if you try to put out an electrical fire with water, you are basically setting up a recipe for disaster. You also need to call in emergency electrical services as well, and once the fire is out, have them conduct an electrical safety inspection.

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