Fire is something that can cause a significant amount of damage to property and is a threat to the lives of people living or working there. Most people presume that only inflammable materials cause fires and that these fires can be controlled with water. While that is true, it’s important to keep in view the fact that fires can also be caused by different faults in electrical installations. At times the electrical devices or appliances within an electrical system cause an overload and overheating, which can result in a fire.
Electrical fires- three main reasons
- Improper wiring installations– If the wiring on your property is old, very tightly installed or of poor quality, it can cause a build-up of heat in the wires which in turn will result in a fire.
- External heating- At times the wiring may be dangerously close to some external heat source which can cause the outer insulation to melt. If this isn’t addressed on time, it eventually leads to arcing and fire.
- Electrical arcing- When it comes to electrical fires, this becomes a very common problem. If you have a number of large electrical appliances on your property, they cause a load on the wiring. If the wires and related installations are older and aren’t built to carry that kind of load, it can cause the wiring to heat up to a point where the insulation around it starts to melt- this can cause arcing and may lead to an electrical fire
The thing to keep in view here is that no matter what the cause of the electrical wiring is, if you try to douse it by pouring water over it that will only aggravate the issue. This is why it’s important to have a Class C fire extinguisher on your property- this has dry chemicals that can help contain the fire and bring it under control or even extinguish it completely. In the absence of this extinguisher, you may try to use baking soda.
What to do in case an electrical fire breaks-out on your property
In the event that an electrical fire breaks-out on your property, the very first thing to do is to switch off the power- this helps in containing it. It’s important to use the right kind of fire extinguisher as well. Like many other electrical emergencies, an electrical fire is something that might start without any warning. This is why keeping the number of a reliable, local Emergency in Electrician Sydney handy, becomes very important. The other thing to check is whether the electrician will be able to provide 24/services and is on call round-the-clock.
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