- The estimated number of home structure fires in 2014
- The number of people who died in those fires
- The number of people injured
- Cost of direct damage
Alabama is consistently one of the states with the highest death rates from residential fires. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is much more than an HVAC company in Montgomery AL, we are also at the forefront of electrical and fire safety. Dixie urges you to install smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside bedrooms. Test the alarms once a month and replace the batteries if needed. Smoke alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years.
Between 2009 and 2013 more than half of fire deaths happened in homes with either no smoke detectors, or in home where the detectors weren’t working. Working smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a home fire in half. If you can’t afford smoke detectors, check with your local fire department or agencies like the Red Cross to see if there are any programs providing free smoke detectors.
The problem is, smoke alarms can’t prevent fires. Often times the danger is lurking deep inside your home’s walls and ceilings, and you don’t even know there’s a problem. We can help you with fire and electrical safety. If you have any concerns, or live in an older home, we urge you to call Dixie to schedule a Safe and Sound inspection by one of our licensed electricians. We have the high-tech equipment to see what you can’t see with the naked eye.
The tests and scanners can locate hot spots in the walls and ceilings, and locate loose connections in switches and outlets. Additionally, Dixie can determine if you have dangerous aluminum wiring, check all of your GFI outlets to make sure they are protecting you the way they should, and we will examine your entire electrical panel to check all the connections. The Safe and Sound inspection includes many other safety checks too numerous to list here.
We know many folks in and around Auburn think of Dixie in terms of heating and cooling, but we were an electrical company when we opened our doors in 1908. Our long history of electrical service continues to this day. Call Dixie Electric, Plumbing, & Air right now to schedule your Safe and Sound electrical inspection. The life you save may be your own or someone else in your family.