With warm weather fast approaching, it’s essential that you schedule an inspection with your Burley Electrical Services technician to ensure that your electrical components are in proper working order. Spring and summer go hand in hand with the weather; heavy wind, rain, and lightning can affect your household equipment’s safety and operation.
Common Causes of Spring Electrical Issues
1. Inclement Weather: You can expect strong winds and rain during spring, so you must be prepared for power outages from falling trees and other debris. Power outages can damage your electrical system and sometimes even cause a fire.
2. Lightning: lightning can also cause power outages, and a direct strike can cause considerable damage. If your home’s electrical system is damaged during a storm, consult with your Burley Electrical Services technicians for professional service and repairs.
3. Rodents and Other Pests: Squirrels, rats, and mice are much more active during the months of spring. Rats and mice, in particular, can burrow into your walls and chew on your electrical wires, causing substantial damage.
Spring Electrical Safety Tips
The warm spring months bring plenty of opportunities to work on projects and enjoy quality time outside with friends and family. Follow these spring safety tips to keep you and your family safe.
Power Cords & Electrical Equipment – Keep power cords and electrical equipment away from water and tools away from powerlines when working on projects. Inspect the cords on your power toots regularly for damage, and keep tools unplugged and stored in a dry place when not being used. Always use extension cords specifically designed for the outdoors.
AC Unit – Inspect and clean your filters, ducts, and vents, especially your dryer vents and other exterior vents, to ensure they are free of dirt and other debris and schedule an appointment with your Air Conditioning expert to ensure your AC unit is working optimally and able to keep up with the hot summer months ahead.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in proper working order, and replace batteries if needed. If your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Consult your Burley Electrical Services technician to discuss your options and schedule installation services.
Fire Extinguisher – Check your fire extinguisher for signs of wear and keep it in a location that is easily accessed. Pay attention to the expiration date, and replace the unit if needed. If you don’t currently own a fire extinguisher, purchase one immediately. It could save your life one day.
Electrical Wiring Inspections & More in Pompano Beach, Imperial Point, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Electrical inspections can be dangerous and are best left to a professional electrician. One thing you can do at home is to check your outlets for signs of damage. If your outlets feel warm, you notice any discoloration, or if they make unusual noises, contact Burley Electrical Services for assistance. To learn more about residential and commercial electrical inspections, repairs, and more for your Pompano Beach, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale residential home or commercial business, contact the professionals at Burley Electrical Services today.