Every home and most businesses have appliances of some sort. Ranges/cooktops, ovens, microwaves, electric dryers, and washing machines are among the most common appliances found in most homes around the world.
According to a 2013 NFPA report looking at 2007-11 data, cooking is the leading cause of structural fires and home injuries. Over this time period 156,000 structural fires involving cooking equipment alone, were responded to by US fire departments. These fires caused an average of 400 deaths, almost 6,000 fire-related injuries and over $850 million in direct property damage.
After any type of electrical appliance fire, it is of utmost need to determine the cause & origin of the fire, apportion liability, and explore if subrogation options are present. Envista electrical engineers have decades of experience performing detailed fire investigations following incidents involving appliances. Utilizing scientific principles, and experience gained in prior experience designing and testing sophisticated electrical systems, our degreed and licensed Electrical Engineers, are recognized by the NFPA and IAAI as Certified Fire and Explosion investigators.
We have the experience needed to steer the investigation from the initial site inspection through expert courtroom presentations. To speak with an Envista electrical engineer regarding an appliance fire investigation, please call +1 847 559-3000.
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