Service Circuits gives you the top 5 most common electrical safety issues that they come across daily.
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Electricity is dangerous and potentially hazardous to work with. Always ensure your safety by hiring your licensed electrician at Service Circuits. They are trained and licensed experts with the proper tools and knowledge. In fact, they stop the chances of dangerous situations from happening. Contact Service Circuits today, and experience the professional difference. Electrical safety experts are here to help you with any of your home or business’s needs.
For instance, here are five of the most common electrical safety hazards to look out for in your home or business.
1. Light Switch Electrical Safety: Hot To Touch
This is a very common electrical safety hazard. For instance, when you turn that dimmer switch lower does it buzz or become warm? If that’s the case, call Service Circuits right away. Often times this is a crucial but easy repair. Your licensed electrician will point out where the electrical safety hazard is coming from. Then they will share with you a couple of budget friendly options on how to fix it. In turn, preventing future issues like an electrical fire or melting of circuits within your walls.
Numbers of serious injuries have been recorded by the State of Colorado. All due to incorrect installations or repairs of light switches. Something that Service Circuits’ electricians often hear about are light switches “shocking” a homeowner or business owner when they go to turn it on or off. In particular, this “shock” is similar to static electricity. However, it could be worse or become worse if not attended to.
2. Electrical Safety: Outlets With Hot Spots or Black Marks
Additionally, this one is a definite reason for great caution. If you have any outlets that have black markings on the wall or behind the outlet plate they need immediate attention. It’s as hazardous as mixing water with electricity. Heat and electricity mixing is an electrical safety issue too. Service Circuits can extinguish the electrical safety risk right away. Specifically, returning your home or business back to safe condition. Don’t leave your family or employees open for potential harm.
If this is the case, a hazard like this cannot be ignored. Specifically, due to a high risk for fire. The good news is that the repair is not as expensive as you may think. Service Circuits specialize in service work. Meaning, they are not coming off dirty construction sites to fumble around your wiring system. They know exactly what they are doing and even wear shoe covers.
3. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Not Resetting
Then, another common electrical safety threat makes our list.
Ground Fault Circuit interrupters (GFCI) that won’t reset. Or, perhaps one that resets but keeps tripping. At least it is doing its job. Meaning, if there is an issue with any of your home’s circuit wires or the outlet itself, it will not reset. Another common yet affordable repair. Service Circuits electricians repair several of these every week. Sometimes this is due to use of a hair dryer and the circuit over-heats, thus causing the GFCI to trip. After a minute or so, it should reset. Resetting them doesn’t always solve the problem. You may need to reset all of your GFCIs around your home.
That being said, GFCIs are installed in areas that are exposed to water. If water, or anything else causes a GFCI to trip, the outlet should be reset. But, this is not always the case. Often, they get over heated or experience water damage and require an expert licensed electrician to resolve the electrical problem. Lastly, GFCIs are typically installed in kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, outside, and in the garage. Your electrician will double-check each one as a courtesy to ensure your home or office is in safe condition.
4. Electrical Safety Risks: Smoke Detectors
Most home and business owners aren’t aware of this, but smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years.
With that in mind, October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. And, is the perfect time to have your smoke detectors checked as a part of an electrical safety plan. In fact, Service Circuits electricians perform an “Electrical Safety and Energy Inspection” on each service visit. This is a courtesy they take pride in. Which is exactly why they are Your Montrose Neighborhood Electrician.
On another note, do you have smoke detectors that keep chirping, or worse, sounding their alarms? This is another common irritant. However, if this is the case and you have changed out the batteries it’s time to call Service Circuits. As tempting as it is, do not dismantle your smoke detectors or turn them completely off. We know how annoying and inconvenient this is. But, we also have easy solutions for you! You can get a better nights sleep tonight by calling Service Circuits TODAY.
5. Overloaded Outlets & Surge Protectors
And last but definitely not least is the electrical safety threat are over populated outlets and/or surge strips.
Of course, in this day in age we need to plug almost everything in. Think about how many electrical devices you have in just one room in your home or business. For example, maybe your family room has a television, wifi router, cable or satelite receiver box, DVD player and a PlayStation (or other gaming station). Not to mention a Scentsy burner, table lamp or two, cell phone chargers, home phone caddy, Kindle charger, lap top charger, and the list goes on…
Important to point out is the overloading of circuits in any particular room throughout the year. Do you over-do it during the holidays? By that, we mean, do you have more plugs than outlets? Don’t damage your outlets, circuits, or worse, your home’s electrical panel. Instead, follow Service Circuits’s electrical safety advice. Schedule your service visit today to find out what options are available. The remedy could be as simple as adding another outlet or circuit. Perhaps, a couple of outlets added outside for your seasonal festivities would be of great help. Either way, there are numerous solutions to ensure your family’s or employees’ safety.
Needless to say, the first step is scheduling your service visit so that you can consult with your licensed expert electrician. Don’t Put Your Safety At Risk, Call the Experts at Service Circuits! 970-275-4461