How Your Qualified Electrician Could Prevent and Eliminate an Emergency Call to the Fire Department!
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated 28,300 electrical residential fires annually, causing 360 deaths and close to $1 billion in direct property loss. Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) can help reduce these losses.
Mark Londre, the owner of Willow Glen Electric, is always looking out for the electrical safety of his customers. AFCIs are a proven fire-prevention technology that can save lives and reduce property damage by minimizing the chance of an electrical fire in the home.
Willow Glen Electric helps customers with trouble-free installation of AFCIs and provides expert advice on finding and fixing electrical system problems. It is our goal to provide our customers the maximum fire-prevention benefits with AFCI technology.
Proper installation of AFCIs and our ability to spot and troubleshoot potential problems can result in fewer, inconvenient callbacks. It is very satisfying to know that WGE plays a key role in improving the electrical safety of the homes we wire and service. More importantly, our customers can rest easy with the confidence that their home is protected by the most advanced electrical-fire prevention technology available.
Recognition of the importance of AFCIs has increased since 2002 when the National Electrical Code first required AFCIs to be installed during new home construction to protect the circuits that power bedrooms. The 2008 and 2011 versions of the NEC expanded requirements to include living rooms, dining rooms, sunrooms, and other gathering areas in the home. Electrical safety experts believe that expanded AFCI use can dramatically reduce the annual number of electrical fires and the damage, chaos, and disruption they cause.
It is always more cost-effective to prevent fires than to replace whole structures. This is why WGE tries to educate its customers on the benefits of correctly installed AFCIs, which WGE is proud to promote and offer.
Please contact us for a free evaluation from our San Jose electricians to see if your home is a good candidate for AFCI electrical fire prevention.