Electrical problems are a common cause of fires in the home – but they don’t have to be.
An average of nearly 48,000 U.S. house fires caused by electrical failure or malfunction are reported annually. The result: roughly 450 civilian deaths, 1,500 civilian injuries, and $1.5 billion in property damage.
About half of these fires involve electrical distribution or lighting equipment. The remainder are caused by equipment like fans, washers, dryers, space heaters, and air conditioners.