Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

The electricity that keeps our homes running smoothly can also be one of the leading causes of danger on your property. Whether you are a homeowner or renting, electrical maintenance is essential to ensure safety at home for family gatherings. Here we have 7 easy tips on how to maintain an environment free from potential problems so every person in the household has their own space without worrying about whether something!

When Should You Switch The Power Off

Be sure to turn off the power before doing anything with outlets in your home. If there are sparks or a fuse blows, first shut the power off, and then you should contact an electrician to conduct an inspection.

Ground Fault and Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Installing a ground fault circuit interrupter in your kitchen or bathroom will protect you from the danger of being shocked by exposed wires. This device is there to shut off the electricity if it detects any diversion caused by either a short across its path or insulation issues somewhere down the line. If an electrical complication should occur, an arc-fault circuit interrupter will prevent a fire from breaking out.

Distribute the Outlets in Use

When planning your home’s electrical system, it is important to consider the safety risks associated with too many small or large appliances plugged into one outlet. Try using several different outlets for lamps and other devices that require power to prevent electrical issues and overloading the outlet.

Make sure your outlets are child proof

Installing outlet covers is a great way to keep your children safe. The most recommended outlet covers are the spring-loaded covers that will close when the outlets aren’t being used.

Learn the signs of a faulty outlet

Don’t ignore the electrical health in your home! One way you can do this is by making sure that outlets are never hot or warm on their outside, also make sure the wall and floor around the outlet are cool. If there is an outlet that feels warm to the touch, it is recommended that you contact an electrician to inspect your home for electrical issues.

Don’t ignore flickering lights

Electrical issues in your home can lead to many different problems, from a flickering light that may just need replacing but could also cause other more complicated electrical emergencies. It is best if you address these immediately so they do not worsen over time and end up costing both money (for repairs) as well as safety risks putting family members at risk!

Establish a safety protocol

When you have electrical issues, your family must know how to respond. Make sure they know what type of emergency would be hazardous and SAFE for them in the event there was a fire or other problem with electricity. Always use caution near any power source! In addition, teach your family members about responding in an electrical emergency by having them aware of who should be called or contacted for help if there was ever any situation.

At Solaris Electric & Plumbing in the Orlando, FL area, we are your local experts for all things related to your home’s electrical. You can trust us to get the job done accurately. Call us today at 407-604-1001 to schedule your service.

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