How to Practice Electrical Home Safety
There are several steps you can take to practice electrical home safety and ensure you and your family are safe from electrical hazards.
- Home Safety Check
You can either create an electrical home safety checklist yourself or schedule a professional electrical inspection. Keeping an eye out for any electrical problems can prevent any accidents and hazards in the future.
- Code Violation Corrections
You might not even know it but there might be an electrical code violation in your home. Some common code violations are missing or faulty ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) or arch fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs), new lights installed on old wiring, missing tamper-resistant receptacles and overcrowded wires. An electrician can conduct a professional safety check which can highlight these violations and help you correct them.
- Child Proofing
If you have any young children in your home, it is your responsibility to completely child proof your home to prevent any electrical accidents. Be sure to install tamper-resistant receptacles, use outlet covers, power strip covers and electrical cord shorteners to stow away cables. If your kids are little older, teach them about safe electricity practices.
Have any more questions about practicing electrical home safety? Get in touch with the experts at Powell Electric. Our professionals are highly equipped with the knowledge and training necessary for safe electrical practices. Whether you need an electrical inspection, code violation corrections or tips on babyproofing your home, Powell Electric will be there to assist you. Call us at 800-984-4312 or schedule a service online.