May is National Electrical Safety month, and Dixie Electric Company is celebrating it by providing a series of safety tips that homeowners should know. This is the first of a series of releases with helpful information, and it discusses an important topic: protecting homes and families from the potential of electrical fires.
A study by the nation’s independent insurance agents found that more than 18 million American homeowners never check for electrical hazards. That is one out of every four. Electrical home fires result in 900 deaths a year and over $1.7 billion in property damage.
“These are startling statistics that should have everyone checking their homes.