If you are looking for a Hartford area electrical contractor to do some work for you, it is vital that you do your research ahead of time. Although finding a qualified electrical contractor can be very challenging, is in your best interest to ensure that you have chosen a professional that knows what they are doing. Often, electrical issues to most people is simply knowing that something is not working properly, but you cannot figure it out by yourself. This leaves you at the mercy of the electrical contractor, and sadly, not all contractors are created equal.
According to a recent estimate, approximately three people die each day in residential electrical-related incidences in the home. A great many of those are related to problems at the outlets, power cords and extension cords. To help reduce those numbers, United Cooperative Services is encouraging members to Plug Into Electrical Safety.
The latest statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that between 1994 and 1998, an average of 165,380 electrical related home structure fires accounted for an annual average of 910 deaths, nearly 7,000 injuries and nearly $1.7 billion in property damage.