Electrical Safety Inspection Tips For Fall
An electrical safety inspection this fall should be atop your list of priorities. You should be able to enjoy life in your home this season without the additional stress of things like damaged outlets and loose wiring threatening your home’s level of safety at every turn. However, the dangers of ignoring any safety hazards are great, and real. You risk a wide range of setbacks including higher electrical bills, lower property resale, and the ability to use your most essential electrical fixtures to their fullest. Worse, you also risk life-threatening situations like residential fires and electrocution. When your family’s well-being is at such high risk, you need to focus on settling your electrical needs before it’s too late. Even if it’s something like a misplaced wire or frequent circuit breaker trips, you need to act fast so you avoid trouble later in the year.
Who Should You Call for Electrical Service?
If you are looking for a team of electricians to take care of your every need this fall, look no further than Upstate Electrical Solutions for any assistance. We are your number-one destination for any electrical repair you need throughout the season. After all, we want to make sure the needs of all our customers are covered. That’s why we offer a wide range of repairs on anything from outlets to whole home surge protection. If you have an electrical problem, we have a solution guaranteed to fix it. We also work quickly so you are not spending another moment with electrical safety hazards in your home. Once we work on your electrical system, you are ensured a worry-free season that your family will be able to enjoy a better peace of mind.
The Top 7 Tips for Electrical Safety
Even though we deliver top-notch service, you should also play a role in ensuring your safety for the season. Sometimes all it takes is a closer look on your end to make your home totally safe, or else any lingering issues will continue and be left to grow into something worse. If you want to know what you can do, please follow these 7 electrical safety inspection tips:
Check Outdoor Safety Lighting: Motion sensors, pathway lighting, accented lighting, and more needs to be inspected to ensure it is doing its job in keeping out intruders. Outdoor safety lighting when it’s working at its best will give intruders little room to hide. With night falling progressively earlier throughout the fall and winter, it’s important to check outdoor safety lighting before the time arrives when the sun goes down too early.
Check Electrical Panels: Your electrical panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system, delivering a steady, balanced flow of electrical power throughout your home. However, if you notice problems like frequent circuit breaker trips, it’s time to call Upstate for electrical panel service for further inspection to see if we need to make any necessary repairs.
Inspecting Wiring for Any Damage: If you notice your appliances have any damaged cords, please do not use them and call for service immediately. While it is natural for wiring to sport some wear and tears as it ages, it may prove significant enough where it actively puts your safety at risk. Damaged or frayed wiring can lead to fires or short circuits. Patches of duct tape on damaged areas won’t prove an effective solution, and will instead require electrical rewiring from a professional.
Avoid Any Clutter: Leaves will be falling off trees in bulk soon. That may be a normal part of the season, but any dry leaves can block any outdoor electrical fixtures, which could easily catch fire due to one small spark. The same is true for indoor electrical fixtures. Clutter like piles of laundry can prove highly flammable material if left too close to an outlet. Make sure any buildup is kept far away from fixtures both in and out of your home.
Check Outdoor Power Tools: Outdoor power tools such as leaf blowers or trimmers will see plenty of usage this fall, but they should be checked before the season begins. As with any appliances inside your home, they need to be inspected for any damaged or frayed wiring well before their first use.
Avoid Heavy Usage of Extension Cords: This holds true for any time of year, but especially fall, when you will be relying on indoor appliances much more. However, extension cords can still be used in moderation. Excessive usage may result on cord damage, which can prove a huge safety hazard.
Be Careful of Electrical Lines: If you’re type who doesn’t mind doing any outdoor work during the fall involving climbing up ladders, you need to proceed with caution. You will most likely be in closer contact with power lines which, if you are not careful, can be displaced due to one wrong move.
Don’t Get Caught In The Dark – Schedule Your Electrical Safety Inspection Today
Contact Upstate Electrical Solutions today if you want one of our electricians to conduct any repairs and provide your home with an electrical safety inspection!