We all enjoy our electricity – it fuels our lives. Our entertainment, work, and everyday life is all made possible by the use of electricity. It’s important, however, to be mindful of how well the electricity in your home is running: electrical safety hazards can crop up, and if they’re not dealt with by an experienced Littleton electrician, these hazards can cause electrical fires. Let’s look at a few potential hazards you need to keep an eye on in order to avoid danger and keep your household safe.
Winter: An Increase in Fires
During the winter, there is an increase in electrical fires. This is because we are usually running more appliances during the winter – the cold means we run our heater more often, and the darkness means we have more lights on at night. Be sure to check the following for signs of wear:
- Problems with Cords (Fraying, etc.)
- Old Wiring
It’s important that a certified electrician check your home as you begin the new year. A qualified electrician will be able to spot faulty cords, electrical outlets, and other issues much faster, and thus address and fix the problem before it becomes dangerous. A certified electrician will also be able to perform other maintenance and safety checks, such as checking your smoke alarms, determining whether or not your appliances are overloading your circuits, and other important safety concerns.
Resolve to Keep Your Family Safe this Year
It’s a New Year, and I’m sure that just like us, you have many resolutions on your list. One of the most important is to keep your family safe by having an electrician perform a safety check and inspection. Having a qualified and practiced eye looking for possible dangers in your home is important. Call Electric Doctor today, and a fully licensed and insured electrician will thoroughly check your home to ensure all the outlets, wiring, circuits, and appliances are running well and are safe for your family. Give us a call today to schedule your inspection in the New Year!
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