Now that summer is around the corner, your electrical system will be getting a workout. While you may think that the electrical components in your home are up to snuff, how do you know for sure?
With air conditioners running and blenders going your fancy summer drinks, here’s a checklist on how to ensure you and your family have a safe and fun summer!
Outlets: Check to ensure that your outlets are grounded. Outlets that are not grounded can put you and your family at risk for shock. If you’ve determined that your outlet isn’t grounded, having a GFCI outlet installed can fix the problem.
Shock Protection: Kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are all places with access to water. Prevent shocks in these areas by ensuring that GFCI outlets are in place.
Avoid Electrical Fires: Inspect your AFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers to ensure your home is protected from an electrical fire. Damaged outlets or switches that spark or make a popping noise should be replaced immediately as they can be a red flag for starting an electrical fire.
Child-Proofing: Children are curious and can get into trouble no matter how much you keep an eye on them. Each year, thousands of children are hurt after inserting items into unprotected electrical outlets. If you have small children, protect them from injury by installing tamper-resistant outlets.
The Main Breaker: Losing power consistently with no known outages in your area could mean an issue with your main breaker, transformer or wiring from the transformer in your house. In this case, it’s best to leave fixing the problem to a professional electrician.
Flickering Lights: Flickering lights could indicate loose wiring. Avoid a fire hazard by enlisting the help of a professional electrician to diagnose and fix the problem.
Give yourself a professional electrical safety audit today! Our highly qualified and trained electricians are equipped to do a full evaluation of your home electrical system to find and fix any issues before they get out of hand. Call or schedule an appointment online with AAA Service today!