Electrical Safety Tips for Electrical Safety Month
May 04, 2022
May is National Electrical Safety Month! Here are a few simple precautions you can take to keep your house and family safe from electrical related fires and injuries this month.
Call An Electrician If Circuits Keep Breaking
Blown fuses and tripped circuit breakers shouldn’t be the norm. Breakers are tripped when your circuit becomes overloaded and overheated. While flipping the breaker back on may be a short-term solution, it should by no means become a long-term fix. Instead, call a licensed electrician for a free inspection. They will be able to discuss options with you to prevent your circuits from overloading.
If You’re Relying on Extension Cords– It’s Time for an Upgrade
Don’t have enough outlets to plug in all your electronics? Be careful about using too many extension cords— they could cause an electrical fire. Because extension cords aren’t hidden behind your walls, they are at an increased risk for getting damaged and starting fires when they overheat. Instead of plugging in more and more electrical cords, call a licensed electrician and ask about putting in more outlets throughout your home.
Don’t Try to be a DIY Electrician
It can be tempting to do electrical work on your own to save money, but the consequences for a less than professional job are high. Not only can you risk damaging your property— you could also be putting your loved ones in danger. Rather than risking short circuits, electrical shocks, and fires, call an electrician to get the job done right.
If Something Seems Wrong, Ask for Help
Does it seem like your lights have been flickering a lot lately? Or have you noticed that all your friends’ homes have reset buttons on the outlets in their kitchens and bathrooms but yours don’t? Are they supposed to?
At Empowered Global, we’d be happy to answer those questions and whatever other questions you have! We even offer free consultations, where one of our knowledgeable electricians will come to your home and look at what’s going on with your home’s electrical system. Give us a call at (239) 330-4520 or use our online form to request a free consultation.