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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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John's Electric did a very thorough,quick and thrifty job! I would absolutely recommend them for your electrical work! Bravo!

VJ Sazera

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Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

Jerry Mcgalliard

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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.

wayalockhart

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Solved a problem thus restoring my power to some areas of my house

Had a number of outlets not working and lost AC in 97 degree weather--he came twice the 1st time approx 1hr 20 minutes--wasn't able to locate problem---this I put on myself as I was unaware of putting a breaker box behind a vanity that hadn't been move since purchase of my house. Second visit after some search found problem 1hr

OK the skinny--I think he was professional--on time

Was upfront on costs

Problem once the second box was located was an easy fix so thought a touch high on price--that said it was upfront and had I had the answer to location as I should have I think the billing would be much lower so will put this on myself. In other words I don't think he would have ripped me off

Bonus was after having 4 others trying to blame AC and being told I needed a new one---he said everything in my problems was electrical--and viewing my AC said it was fine--no need of new unit--for the moment if right saving me $$$$

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