One of the most common mistakes an electrician sees people make is overloading outlets. People are unaware of how much stress they are putting on outlets as they plug in the latest appliances and electronics. If an outlet does overload, it can cause a fire.
The holidays are a time when many electricians see people put too much stress on outlets. The majority of electrical fires happen over the holiday season. People are not aware of how much power they need to make holiday decorations work and still use all the appliances and electronics in their homes.