The Ultimate Guide on How to Prevent an Electrical Fire September 09, 2021 Did you know electrical failures are very common and any serious failures could potentially lead to an electrical fire? Here at Camlec, we have listed are few common electrical faults that could cause a fire in your home, so make sure you get these fixed as soon as possible before they cause a major issue. 4 ways on how to prevent an electrical fireOld Wiring If you live in a home across Birmingham, including Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield, for over 20 years, it most likely means that you have a really old electrical circuit. The outdated electrical wiring could lead to house fires caused by the circuit not being able to meet the needs that your new devices and appliances need. Getting your home rewired is a great way to prevent this as well as ensure your circuit breaker can function correctly. You will be glad to know that we offer electrical rewiring services, so get in touch to find out more by viewing our contact details down below. Circuit Overloads When it comes to plugging your devices into a power source, try to avoid using a single extension cord to power multiple devices at once. Not only will this wear out the system, but it could also lead to an electrical fire in your home. Try using multiple power sources so it does not overload your circuit board. Replace Older Appliances As regulations change over time, older appliances often do not meet the requirements because they may no longer be fit to use in your home. Older appliances also tend to have loose wiring which could cause a fire in your home. Try to carefully inspect your appliances to check for any signs of electrical damage, if you hear any strange noises or there is a burning smell present, make sure to get your electrical appliances checked by a professional electrician. High Wattage Using a light bulb with high wattage can cause the light bulb to overheat, this then leads to the sockets to start melting as well as the insulation of the wires. When this happens, you can put your family at risk because it leads to potential electrical fires. Ready to speak to electrical contractors Birmingham? So stay on top of your electrics by getting a professional electrician to come and inspect them. To get in touch with our team, call us on 07929246802 and we will be happy to help.