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8 Simple Tips To Keep Your Home Free of Electrical Hazards

While it’s true that electricity has made our lives much more convenient and enjoyable, the truth is that it also comes with risks. From investing in professional lighting and electronics repair services, to turning off your appliances when they aren’t in use, here are some simple ways to keep your home hazard-free.

We all know: electricity can be dangerous, so it’s important to form good habits when it comes to the lighting and electric appliances in your home. From teaching your children good habits early on to investing in professional lighting and electronics repair services, you will be able to:

  • Save money on your monthly utility bills
  • Lower your risk of home fires
  • Protect your family from hazards such as electric shocks
  • Improve the efficiency of your home


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Top 8 Electrical Safety & Lighting Repair Tips To Keep Your Home Safe

We cannot live in a world without electricity: it powers our homes, gives us access to entertainment, and allows us to perform activities, such as cooking, conveniently and quickly. However, while it does make our lives easier, it can also be dangerous, especially when mishandled.

To keep your home and family safe from electrical hazards, here are 10 tips to follow:

  1. Regularly check your outlets: Overloaded outlets are the main causes of electrical home fires. NEVER exceed the maximum power consumption permitted to avoid dangerous faults. If you aren’t sure about the power consumption of your appliances, ask a professional.
  1. Never touch electrical appliances with wet hands: Water is a good conductor of electricity so make sure that your hands are completely dry when you handle appliances such as a hairdryer, electric kettle, or toaster.
  1. Have a professional repair your electrical appliances. Unless you have taken a professional course on electrical appliances repair, don’t try fixing your own devices. For the safety of yourself and your family, it’s always best to call in a professional when it comes to your lighting and electrical repair needs.
  1. Pay attention to your plugs and sockets. Always keep an eye on the condition of your plugs and/or sockets. Any frayed wires on appliances will need to be repaired or replaced by a professional electrician. (7 Sure-Fire Signs You Need to Call an Electrician >)
  2. Protect your young children from hazards. If you do have young children, you must make sure to put tamper-resistant safety cas on all unused electrical outlets. In addition, tidy up all loose cords and put them out of reach from the kids.
  1. Ensure your lights are stable. When you turn your lights on at home, watch to make sure that they don’t flicker or turn off without a reason. Loose or broken wires are the main cause of home fires. To resolve this, call a professional to check the switch or light panel. (Is It Time To Call an Electrician?)
  1. Never use water to douse electrical fires. If there is a fire coming from an electrical outlet, NEVER use water to stop it. Instead, use a fire retardant chemical extinguisher. You should have on on each level of your house and teach the whole family how to use it.
  1. Always be aware of the warning signs. If you have loose outlets, burning smells, or warm outlets, you should know that something dangerous is happening. Be on the lookout for such signals and if they are present, call an electrician immediately to avert any trouble.


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If you are noticing some troubling signs in your home of a potential electric problem, call our professional lighting experts straight away. To find out more about how we can keep your home and family safe from electrical hazards, visit our office at PO Box 218, Chestermere PO, Chestermere, AB, T1X 1K8.

Alternatively, you can call us 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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