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5 Simple Ways to Prevent Electrical Hazards in Your Calgary Home

With our modern reliance on electricity, there are potential serious electrical safety hazards in any Calgary home. Here are some of the top tips from our Calgary residential electrician on how to minimize the electrical hazards in your house.

In today’s world, we cannot live or work without electricity. It is what keeps our lights on, powers our digital devices and appliances, and it makes our lives much easier and more convenient. However, living in a home powered by electricity, also means there are many electrical hazards around you. 

These include: 

  • Electric shocks 
  • Home fires or explosions 
  • Burns
  • Electrocution 
  • Secondary bodily injuries 

Our Calgary Electricians Can Keep Your Home Safe From Electrical Hazards 

At our Calgary lighting company, our team of professional and highly trained electricians are able to provide a number of services, including commercial/residential installation and repair of lights, interior lighting design, and maintenance, to help ensure that your Calgary home and/or office remains safe and free of electrical hazards. 

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5 Ways to Minimize Electrical Hazards at Home: Tips From Our Calgary Electrician 

While it’s true that electricity can pose a danger to our homes and loved ones, the good news is that many electrical fires and other dangers can be prevented by following some simple electricity safety tips. 

Note: Always remember to ask your Calgary electrician if you are concerned about the safety of an electrical outlet or appliance. 

Here are 5 simple ways to keep your home safe from electrical hazards: 

  1. Use The Correct Wattage 

Using the right bulbs can go a long way in preventing electrical problems, so make sure to check all your lamps, fixtures, and appliances, to ensure you’re using the correct wattage. 

Pro Tip From Our Calgary Electrician: LED bulbs consume much less power than other types of bulbs and will reduce the risk of your fixtures overheating.

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  1. Avoid Overloading Your Outlets 

A common cause of electrical problems in the home is overloading of electrical outlets. Check all of the outlets on your home to make sure they are cool to the touch, have protective faceplates, and are in proper working condition. 

Some outlet safety tips you can follow include:

  • Don’t use extension cords or multi-outlet convertors for appliances 
  • Only plug one heat-producing appliance into an outlet at a time
  • Any hot outlets should be checked out by your Calgary electrician 
  • Smart plugs can be used to monitor outlet power loads. They can even shut off appliances if the outlet begins to heat up. 


  1. Keep Cords Tidy and Secure 

These electrical safety rules don’t just apply to power cords that are in use. Your unused cords must also be stored safely to prevent any damage. Keep these away from children and pets (who may chew or play with the cords). In addition: 

  • Do not wrap cords tightly around objects. This can stretch the cord or cause overheating. 
  • Never rest a cord on a hot surface. This will prevent damage to the cord’s insulation and wires. 


  1. Give Your Appliances Proper Space to Avoid Overheating 

Without proper air circulation, electrical equipment can overheat, short out, and pose a serious electrical fire hazard in your home. Always make sure your appliances have proper air circulation, and avoid running any electrical equipment in closed cabinets. 

Pro Tip From Our Calgary Electrician: For the best electrical safety, store flammable objects away from your electronics and appliances. Also ensure that your gas or electric dryer is situated at least a foot away from your walls. 

  1. Always Follow Appliance Instructions 

Before you use an appliance, always read the instructions that come with it. Understanding how to safely operate appliances improves both the performance of your device, and the safety of your family. 

Remember: Should any appliance give you even a slight electrical shock, stop using it until you can get a qualified electrician to check it for any problems. 

We Can Keep Your Home and Loved Ones Safe

To find out more about our commercial and residential lighting services, and how our Calgary electricians can help install, repair, and maintain all your lighting fixtures and outlets, contact us today at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form. 

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