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 Electrical fires are one of the leading types of home fires, especially in manufactured homes. By following some simple rules on electrical safety you can reduce the likelihood of an electrical fire in your home.
 
Prevent electrical fires
 Studies of electrical fires in homes show that many problems are associated with improper installation of electrical devices by do-it-yourselfers. Common errors that can lead to fires include:
 
 
 
  
  Use Electrical devices safely
 
 
  •  Clothing or towels should never be placed atop a lampshade.
 
  •  Table lamps should not be used without a shade where they might fall onto a bed or sofa.
 
 
 
  
  Correct electrical problems
 The insulation on electrical cords can become damaged by wear, flexing or age. Do not use any cord that is stiff or cracked. Some clues that you may have an electrical problems are:
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Signs of 'Fire Play'