What does Spring have to do with an Electrical Safety Inspection?
The springtime is known for warmer weather, flowers blooming, and of course, the infamous spring cleaning sprees we’ve all come to know and (for some) even look forward to.
Spring is a great time to get back into gardening, Clean out your attic/garage clutter, and even address any long overdue household repairs.
Throughout the Wintertime, it’s common for household upkeep and repairs to go unaddressed. When this happens, certain electrical hazards may arise without your knowledge.
In this article, we are going to be going over a few of our top electrical safety inspection tips for springtime. So before you break out that old extension cord for yard and house maintenance, Take some time to pause and thoroughly assess.
We all use extension cords. Whether we are setting up Christmas lights, pressure washing the driveway, or just trying to charge our phones, extension cords offer a lot of electrical conveniences.
Although extremely useful, extension cords (like any wiring) can experience wear and tear… especially between coming in and out of storage or frequent use. So, before you plug in your power tools or start your springtime projects, make sure to check your extension cords for damage. If you see tearing or burn marks anywhere at all, be sure to replace the cords and store the new ones safely and securely.
Excessive clutter, (especially around electrical components), is a significant fire hazard. Make sure to declutter and tidy up any areas of your home that could potentially cause or fuel an electrical fire.
Also, make sure to pay close attention to your everyday electrical usage. For example: are your circuits overloaded? Do you have a whole-home surge protector in place? Are your electrical wires nice and tidy, or are they a tangled mess? Be sure to assess all areas of your home where electricity is used to implement organization, clutter reduction, and proper safety measures.
When replacing outdated or faulty electrical components, consider switching to a more energy-efficient model. This will not only save energy and help to avoid safety hazards, but it will also save you money on your electric bill.
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Spring cleaning is a great time to break out all of your home improvement equipment and get to work! However, before you start, be sure to check all of your electrical equipment before beginning any projects, especially if it’s been a while since you last used it. Old or damaged electrical equipment may result in electric shock or fire, which is exactly why it’s so important to be thorough in your spring cleaning efforts. Also, be sure to replace/install smoke detectors where recommended for optimal safety precautions.
Lastly, be sure to have a licensed electrician perform a full electrical safety inspection of your home to ensure optimal safety and use of electricity.
It’s impossible to be aware of all residential electrical dangers on your own. An experienced and licensed electrician can thoroughly assess and troubleshoot all aspects of your home’s electrical system. Once the assessment is complete, the electrician will then make proper suggestions for electrical repairs or replacements to ensure your home’s safety.
At A Phase Electric, we make sure that all of our customers across the Lake Houston areas are equipped with a 24-hour electrician, who knows how to get the job done right.
If you want a reliable expert electrician to perform your home’s electrical safety inspection, Give us a call today! We offer expert electrical services backed by years of experience to ensure that our jobs get done right the first time, every time.