The Importance Of Getting An Electrical Safety Inspection This Holiday Season
With the holiday season just around the corner, most homeowners are scrambling to make sure that everything is in order around the house for all of the upcoming festivities that the coming months hold. The holidays can be a busy time of year for just about everyone, whether you are looking at having visiting family stay for any length of time, you are hosting the holiday feasts this year, or you just enjoy decorating the house and making things festive. With so much going on, it can be difficult to find time to add anything else to your to-do list, but if you haven't already taken the time to schedule an electrical safety inspection for your home, now might be the time to find a little bit of extra room on that list.
Having an electrical safety inspection performed on your home before the holiday season gets into full swing might just be one of the best investments you make this year, and can go a long way in giving you and your family peace of mind in the coming months that your home's electrical system is functioning safely and efficiently. Electrical issues can happen at just about any time of the year, but they do tend to be more common during the holiday season when homeowners tend to be running their furnaces, holiday decorations, and a number of other appliances around the house. There are a number of different components in your electrical system that can really benefit from a little bit of attention right now before the holiday season begins in earnest, and these will all be covered in the course of your professional electrical safety inspection.
More house fires occur between the months of December and February than at any other point of the year. Seeing as how these are more likely to happen in the coming months, now is the time to be making sure that your home's smoke detectors are in good working order, have new batteries, and are placed correctly around your home. With all of the various devices, decorations, and appliances you are sure to be running this holiday season, the risk of electrical fire is higher than at any other point of the year, and making sure that your early warning systems are working correctly and ready to alert you to any danger is of the highest importance. During the course of your electrical safety inspection, our team of professionals will ensure that your smoke detectors are placed correctly around your home, that they all have fresh batteries, and that they are working correctly to ensure you and your family will have ample warning to get to safety in the event of an emergency.
Outdoor GFCI Outlets
If you are one of the many homeowners all over the country who enjoys decorating the outside of your home, now is the time to make sure that the exterior of your home is equipped with GFCI outlets, and that they are all in good working order. During the winter months, there is usually a great deal of moisture in the air, and that has the potential to be a very serious problem if some of that moisture happens to find its way near any non-GFCI outlets that you have your holiday lighting plugged in. During the course of your electrical safety inspection, our professional electricians will go over the exterior of your home make sure all of your outlets are working safely, and we can even make upgrades if you don't already have GFCI outlets in place.
Safety & Security Lighting
The holidays can be a busy time of year for just about anyone, and with so much new merchandise on the move between the stores and home, it can be a very active time of year for burglars as well. The holiday season is a big time of year where online shopping results in packages being left on doorsteps for hours on end, brand new high cost electronics coming into the house, and families leaving for extended vacations at times, and all of this combines to present burglars with a wealth of highly tempting targets. Taking the time to ensure that your security lighting is working properly, or to install new lighting in vulnerable areas is a great way to ward off would-be intruders and convince them to move on to an easier target.