How To Handle An Electrical Fire

An electrical fire would surely send anyone into a panic. However, panicking will definitely not help the situation. Below are steps you should take if an electrical fire occurs in your home.

Turn Off The Appliance and Circuit Breaker
know what they say–when there’s smoke, there’s fire. If your
electrical outlets have smoke coming out of them, turn off the appliance
immediately. You should also shut off the circuit breaker or the main
switch in the fuse box.

Do Not Throw Water On An Electrical Fire
Do not throw water on an electrical fire. Water conducts electricity. Pouring water on an electrical fire could result in electrocution.

Use A Fire Extinguisher
Instead of using water to put the fire out, you can use a fire extinguisher. If you do not have a fire extinguisher on hand, baking soda can be used as an alternative.

Call The Professionals At TFC Electric
At TFC Electric, we know that electrical fires can happen at any time. Chances are, they won’t occur within normal business hours. This is why TFC Electric offers emergency service, 24/7. If you have any type of power disruption, water and/or fire damage, or any type of troubleshooting issue that needs to be fixed as soon as possible, we can help. Call 631-589-2800 for immediate assistance.

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March 11, 2015