Home owners take as many precautions as possible to keep their families safe and their homes protected. This includes installing the latest locks, alarm systems, safety gates around the pool, slip resistant tubs in the bathroom and other basic safety measures. One area of the home that is often overlooked when it comes to taking the appropriate safety precautions is the electricity sources for your home. Electricity runs everything from your HVAC unit to your other major appliances like the fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave, television, home computer and charges every other electrical device in your home.
Electrical Breaker Keeps Tripping
Becoming familiar with your homes electricity is an important step in keeping your home safe for you and your family. One of the most common electrical issues that occur in a home is a breaker that has been tripped. A breaker that trips immediately after it is reset is telling you that there is a problem. Most likely the breaker is tripping because there is a major electrical problem that is happening within the walls of your home. If you keep flipping that breaker, then you are most likely going to start a fire in your house. An electrical fire is scary and can cause a significant amount of damage to your home; worst case scenario burning the entire structure to the ground.
Electrical Fire; What to do?
Electrical fires are extremely dangerous, one of the biggest mistakes that occurs during an electrical fire in a home is the home owner throwing water on the fire. During a fire, it is easy to lose your cool, figuratively and literally, and reach for a bucket of water to douse the fire with. Unfortunately with an electrical fire this is a big mistake. Water acts as a conduit for electricity, so this could make the fire even bigger rather than putting it out. Home owners should have on hand a chemical fire extinguisher to use in these types of situations. If you are not at all confident in putting out a fire in your home, the first advice from fire fighters is to get you and your family out of the house immediately.
Flickering Lights Electrical Problem
If you have lights in your home that have begun to flicker more often than not, you may have some loose wiring going on. This could also be the result of a light fixture that is old and worn out. If this is the case, change out your fixture as soon as possible to eliminate any chance of bigger electrical issues in your home.
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