How Safe Is Your Home's Wiring?
This Old House Magazine|May/June 2019
How Safe Is Your Home's Wiring?

Your home and family may be vulnerable to easily preventable dangers. Read on for ways to protect them.

An Ounce of Prevention

More than half of the 28,000 electrical home fires¹ and nearly 70% of the 400 electrocutions that occur in the U.S.² every year could have been prevented with two inexpensive, DIY-friendly safety devices. And while these devices may look similar, the ground-fault and arc-fault dangers they prevent—and functions they perform— are vastly different. Here’s why you need the protection of both.

The Ground-Fault/Arc-Fault Difference


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May/June 2019