Finally, please ensure that your home has smoke detectors on each level in bedrooms and hallways, and carbon monoxide detectors if you have gas or oil heat. Some cities/counties may require them to be; Line Voltage with battery backup or a 10 year battery source, interconnected, and one in an attached garage and basement. This interconnected wiring guarantees that if one alarm in the house goes off, they all go off.
Electricity is one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States. This is a fact pointed out in an article by the National Fire Protection Association, the same agency that writes the National Electric Code (NEC), which all electricians are supposed to abide by. Every aspect of the NEC has been developed based on accidents and casualties and is designed to prevent further accidents and casualties.