One of the most fearful situations you can have in your home is a fire. A fire in your home can destroy everything quickly and can certainly become a danger to yourself or your family when there is a fire in your home. There are many causes of fires and each one needs to be addressed. One area of the home that you may never think about when considering fire safety is the electrical system in your home. However, electrical fires are a common cause of many house fires. And they destroy many homes and lives each and every year. You may be able to prevent this from happening however. Sometimes the problem lies in a place that was supposed to protect your home from overloaded circuits but instead leads to the problem itself.