Electricity may seem harmless, but it is actually quite harmful if you are not careful when using it. While you are probably already aware that you need to stay away from downed electrical wires, there are a few other safety issues you might not be aware of.
6 Miami Electrical Company Safety Tips You Must Know
- Always Have an Annual Safety Inspection
You may think that annual safety inspections are not worth the money they cost, but in reality, they are very important and worth every penny. A simple inspection will alert you to electrical issues before they become major.
- Know How Your Electrical Panel Works
Everyone should know how to turn the breakers on and off in their electrical panel and it is much easier nowadays than it was decades ago. If your breakers keep getting tripped, then it is time to call a professional to see what the problem is.
- Check Your Outlets
Your electrical outlets should never feel warm, so if they do, you may have some faulty wiring or an electrical overload.
- Keep an Eye on Your Lights
If your lights keep getting dim and then brightening back up, or they flicker constantly, it may be time to repair your electrical panel. While a simple repair might help, it may also end up being time to replace your entire electrical panel.
- Limit Extension Cord Usage
Extension cords can be helpful on occasion, but you do not want to use them all the time. It is difficult for a circuit to determine when to shut off, because it won’t always know when it is overloaded.
- Always Keep a Fire Extinguisher Nearby
Electrical fires can be put out by fire extinguishers, but you must have one nearby if you want to catch the fire in time. We recommend keeping at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of your home and maybe more if you have a larger home. Everyone in your home should know how to use the fire extinguisher, but it goes without saying that if the fire is really bad, or you are unsure of what to do, that you simply get out instead and call the fire department. These are six electrical safety tips that everyone should know in Miami. Hopefully you were aware of them, but if you weren’t, you can now consider yourself more aware when it comes to the subject of electricity and safety. If you have any other electrical safety concerns, please give us a call, so we can help you out.