Importance Of Getting An Electrical Safety Inspection For Your Home This Holiday Season
With the holiday season fast approaching, there are no doubt a number of different things that you need to get done around the house to prepare for everything the upcoming season holds. Whether you have to make the house ready to host guests, visiting relatives, or you and your family just take holiday decorating very seriously, there likely isn't much more room on your to-do list for the coming months, but if you haven't scheduled an electrical safety inspection for your home, it might be in your best interest to find the time needed to squeeze one in. Taking the time to have an electrical safety inspection performed on your home might be one of the most important things you do this holiday season, and it can go a long way towards giving you and your family peace of mind in knowing that your home is well protected over the coming months. While electrical fires and system overloads can happen at just about any point in the year, they are especially common during the holiday season when many homeowners are running their heating systems and furnaces, stringing up festive lighting, or utilizing their entire kitchen to prepare a feast for friends and family. There are a number of different electrical components in general that require some special attention during the holiday season, and during the course of your electrical safety inspection, we can ensure they continue to function safely and efficiently over the coming months. Some of these components include:
More house fires occur between the months of December and February than any other time of the year, and as such, it is important to make sure that your home's smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are working correctly. Between constantly running your heating, any kind of decorations that you might have plugged in, and all of the use your kitchen is going to be seeing, your electrical system is likely going to be getting pushed to its limit, and if something were to go wrong and a fire should start, you want to make sure that you and your family get the ample warning you need to get to safety as quickly as possible. During the course of your electrical safety inspection, not only will we ensure that your smoke detectors are placed correctly throughout your home, but we will also test each one to ensure they are functioning correctly.
Outdoor GFCI Outlets
If you are one of the many homeowners who loves to decorate the outside of your home with festive lighting and other lawn decorations, it is important to make sure that the exterior of your home is equipped with GFCI outlets, and that they are all in safe working order. Here in Florida, the winters can get pretty wet sometimes, and if your holiday lighting isn't safely plugged into a GFCI outlet, there is a serious possibility that any exposure to water could cause some serious problems. Getting an electrical safety inspection will ensure that all of your outdoor outlets are working like they should be, and your inspector will be able to make any upgrades that are necessary if you don't already have GFCI outlets in place.
Safety & Security Lighting
The holiday season is a busy time of year for just about everyone, including burglars. The holiday season is an extremely popular time of year for burglars, as they suspect that many homes are going to be in possession of brand new, high cost items like televisions, gaming systems, computers, and the like. In addition, there are many homeowners who choose to take extended vacations now while the kids are out of school, and if your home is going to be empty for any length of time, it could present a very appealing target for potential criminals. Having new security lighting installed around your home, or making sure that your existing lighting is working properly can go a long way towards warding off any would be intruders and convince them that their luck might be better at another house where they don't run the risk of being spotted or identified. Most criminals would prefer an easy target where they don't run the risk of being caught, and with properly functioning security lighting, you can help make your home a much less tempting target this holiday season. Contact our team at Solaris Technology today!