Electrical problems in your home can occur for different reasons. Understanding how to prevent these problems is important in keeping you and your family safe. To start, you need to ensure that your electrical systems and appliances are functioning properly. Here are a few ways to stay safe with an electrical safety checklist.
Electrical Safety Tips
- Inspect your home. Stay proactive by inspecting your home for electrical problems on a frequent basis. Often, you will notice a potential problem before it becomes a serious issue.
- Check electrical cords. An electrical cord may eventually get damaged due to age or excessive use. Replacing an older electrical cord is always a good idea to avoid the risk of a fire. You should also never run electrical cords under carpet or across doorways. Having a local electrician install more outlets is a great way to eliminate the need for extension cords in your home.
- Use the correct wattage. You should only use a lightbulb that is at or below the maximum wattage for your lamp. Placing lamps on a flat surface is also important in reducing the chance of a fire. Keeping lamps at least a foot away from curtains and other flammable items is always a good idea. Turning off lights while they are not in use will improve safety while also saving you money on your electric bill each month.
Contact a Professional Electrician in Finksburg
Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling offers a variety of electrical services for customers in Finksburg and the surrounding areas. Our number one goal is to provide top-quality services while meeting the needs of each client. We offer an electrical home safety service plan that gives you priority service, an annual safety check, and extended warranties on any new equipment we install. Maybe we should call it a wallet protection plan!