Electricity is a necessity that many of us take for granted. As technology advanced over the decades, microwaves, entertainment systems, gadgets and dishwashers perform for us with the click of a button. Whether you are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, we want to ensure that you, your family and friends stay safe. As an Oldsmar Florida Electrical Services company, we are committed to delivering helpful tips through our blogs every month. Take advantage of these tips this season and for years to come and share it with your friends, family and neighbors.
Book us for your next electrical system repair or inspection at 813-855-6969. We are here to help! Here are our tips to help you stay safe from electrical problems:
Take Care of Your Home
The age of your home should take less than a few seconds to come to memory. While this may not sound like helpful information, older houses do not have the capacity to handle the load of electricity from the contemporary lives that we are used to living. An Oldsmar Electrical Services inspection will help you to find out if your electrical system was updated before it was purchased or if it needs repairs.
2. Understanding the Electrical Panel
Since the 1990s there has been faulty electrical panels that were installed in new homes. A few of these brands include ITE Pushmatic, Federal Pacific, GTE/Sylvania and Zinsco which are no longer being manufactured because of the electrical hazards that can potentially cause fires. Every so often, check your electrical panel to see if it is hot. If it is, call us as your Oldsmar Florida Electrical Services company to review and repair it.
3. What is in the Breakers
The electrical breakers have your best interest at heart although they occasionally trip. Listen to them and they will do their job to tell you something. When the breakers trip, it means that there are many appliances that are being connected to a single circuit. We highly recommend that your appliances are reconfigured. If the breakers continue to trip, give us a call.
4. Pay Attention to the Lights
When you see, lights flickering, this might mean it its time to replace or repair the electrical panel. It can also mean that there are several appliances that are plugged into one circuit. This is a serious situation that must not be ignored.
5. Old Appliances
The older the appliance, it is more likely that there will be grounding issues that can create an electrical shock. Three-pronged plugs are a first step to take for your appliances because it will connect properly to a grounded outlet. The appliances in your kitchen with two-pronged plugs need to be replaced, and if the outlets are not grounded, it is a good idea to install a new circuit.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
We respect the tradesmen and women that enjoy taking on new projects in their homes. However, electrical work is one of the most dangerous projects to work on if you are not a certified electrician. Please use your discretion and remember to call Oldsmar Florida Electrical Services company like Kenco Electrical Services to do the job safely and on time.
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