With summer coming to an end many people have mixed feelings. The fun of summer is over but kids are back in school and fall has only just begun. Often people don’t think about electrical safety when summer ends. But it is something that many people should think about when going back to work and school and no one is at home during the day. Burley Electrical Services is going to provide a few tips on electrical safety so that you can ensure that your home is safe.
Check & Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
With summer coming to an end, the kids are back in school and you are off to work again. This time of year your house is vacant the majority of the day. This is a great time for burglars to enter your home because they know that no one is home during this time. This is a good time to make sure your security system is working properly. You should also want to check your smoke and CO2 detectors to ensure they also work properly. You do not want something to go wrong while nobody is home to stop it.
How Do I Know if Electrical Wiring is Bad?
With everybody home during the summer, on electronics, and using outlets, you may not even think that one could be going bad. You should go around your house and check the outlets. If they are warm or discolored, like black or brown color on it, then that means something is wrong and you should call a professional to come to take a look at it.
Should I Unplug Devices when Not in Use?
You should always make sure you unplug things before you leave the house. That includes phones, tablets, and computers. There have been some issues where smartphones have exploded and started on fire. So, if you leave the house and nobody is home, make sure you unplug your devices so that they do not overheat and cause issues.
Address AC & Heating Problems
Did you know that if your AC or heater is not working properly it increases your energy bill? When it is not working like it should it will use a lot more electricity. If this is the case you need to get it fixed. Fixing it will help you save money and energy because your AC won’t have to work as hard when it is functioning properly.
Electrical Safety Inspection
Getting a safety inspection in your home by a professional electrician is very important. If your house is over 40 years old you should really consider getting an inspection. This is for the safety of your home in case you have any electrical hazards that are going undetected. Just like other things in your life that you need to get regular maintenance checks, your home is no different. Having a professional electrician come to your home and make sure that everything is working properly could help ensure maximum safety in your home.