Water, Fire and Storm Damage Restoration Services in Sunrise Florida
We service residential and commercial property owners in Sunrise Florida and surrounding areas.
Sunrise is located just east of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area, south of Tamarac and just north of Plantation. It has a population of approximately 88,850 and occupies 18.4 square miles with 0.2 square miles being water. It was incorporated in 1961 by a developer of the name Norman Johnson and at the time of incorporation, the area was called Sunrise Golf Village. In 1971 the area changed its name to what it is presently known as - Sunrise. This area includes zip codes from 33300 to 33399 and phone area codes 954 and 754. The city's official website is http://www.sunrisefl.gov
Sunrise is home to Piper High School, Bair and Westpine middle schools. It is also home to the Florida Panthers of the NHL who play at the BB&T Center. The city hosts several cultural events such as the "Earth Day Festival", "Cultural Festival" and the "Harvest Festival"
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Two common causes of household fires - and how to prevent them!
Electrical & Lighting
There can be many different causes for electrical fires. Generally they are often caused by a malfunction in the electrical equipment themselves or by overloading the electrical circuits. They can be caused by an equipment malfunction, from an overloaded circuit or extension cord, or from an overheated light bulb, space heater, washer, dryer or other appliance.
In the year 2011, approximately 47,700 home structure fires were caused by some sore of electrical failure or malfunction according to the NFPA. These 47,700 home structure fires resulted in a total of 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries and and estimated $1.4 billion in property damage. Wiring accounted for 63% of the fires reported from 2007-2011 that involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment.
Here are some safety tips:
Don’t overload outlets or electrical cords.
Make sure you have the right cord for the job – inside cords for inside, heavy duty/outside cords for outdoor use.
Don’t leave Christmas lights, Christmas trees, or halogen lights on overnight or when not at home.
Consider having an electrician perform an annual checkup of your home’s wiring.
The older the home is, the more attention is needed on the electrical wiring and circuitry. Many homes built in the '70's used aluminum wiring instead of copper. The aluminum wiring should be replaced since it is an inferior quality product. Have an electrician determine what wiring you have in your home. Even old copper wiring can age and the insulating material around the wiring can become brittle, can crack and break off exposing the bare wire which in turn can spark a fire. Old wiring such as this should be changed as well.