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5 important fire safety tips to keep you safe.

According to the US Fire Administration, fires kill more than 4,000 people and injures approximately 20,000 more. Important fire safety tips AlabamaNearly 2 million fires are responded to by US fire departments, with three-quarters of them occurring in homes. It is vital to be sure your home and family are protected from and prepared for a fire.

Here are some safety tips to help keep your family safe and to avoid injury should a fire occur:

1. Smoke Detectors / Alarms - Widely available and inexpensive, smoke detectors/alarms need to be installed in all of the rooms of your home and tested monthly to be sure they are working correctly.

2. Avoid Electrical Fire Hazards - Never overload circuits or extension cords. Never place wires or cables underneath rugs or in high walking traffic areas. Check the fit of plugs in wall outlets to avoid loose electrical connections. Poor connections can cause a fire in minutes from overheating.

3. Home Fire Sprinklers - when used in combination with adequately functioning smoke detectors/alarms, fire safety sprinklers significantly increase the chances of surviving a fire. They are inexpensive and can lower your home insurance rates and even increase your property value.

4. Always have an Escape Route - create the quickest and safest route should fire occur in any room of your home and practice it with your family regularly. Teach everyone to stay low to the floor and check with the back of your hand for hot doors to avoid backdraft.

5. Choose the position of your Appliances Carefully - Keep your TV and other appliances away from windows with curtains. In case of a wiring problem or loose connection, a fire that reaches the curtains can quickly spread. Rain or moisture that enters the appliances from the window can cause wiring malfunctions as well.

Contact the experts at John’s Electric today for a complete fire safety plan for your home and be safe!

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

Lisa H.

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Mr. Teele arrived quickly, diagnosed our outage problem and fixed it that same afternoon. We have an older electrical system that many other electricians simply won't work with. But Mr. Teele confidently made repairs and even called to check on us the next day to ensure all was working well.

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Service was above and beyond excellent. Stuck with us and the power company until the true root of the problem was found. Worked around our schedule and budget restraints. Left things clean and was very respectful. Would definitely recommend him and use him again.

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My Mother recently came to live with me, and I needed a fan installed in her west-facing room, to keep it cool in the guest room. I had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. The price was reasonable, I could tell he was conscientious and he made an extra effort to do as much as he could while he was here - including going down through a difficult attic to install, so the wires would not show. Highly recommend. He came with his grandson and they worked a few hours. Hoping to get him back soon for some more work. Thank you, John!

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