Electrical problems are the third most common cause of residential fires, which claim nearly 500 deaths per year and result in more than 1,400 injuries. The number is exceeded only by cooking and heating causes. The good news is that you can avoid this tragedy and keep your family safe with just a few important electrical services.
- Install Smoke Detectors – A smoke detector is your best defense should your home experience a fire. Not only will it enable quicker response, which could minimize the damage, but it also enables your family to get to safety. There should be a smoke detector in every bedroom. Other common areas are a main hallway and near the HVAC system. Smoke detectors should be wired so that when one goes off, they all do. Smoke detectors should also be tested regularly.
- Circuit Upgrades and Additions – Stop using extension cords or power strips! These are meant to be used temporarily, if at all. Furthermore, never use an extension cord with a space heater or portable air conditioner. Overloaded circuits and outlets are just asking for a problem. Call an electrician and have additional circuits and outlets installed instead. If you are finding the lights flickering or the fuses or circuit breakers continually trip, call right away!
The best way to be sure your family is safe is getting the electrical services you need from our experts at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. Let us inspect your home for potential problems and offer our recommendations for keeping your Charlotte, North Carolina area home from joining the estimated 50,000 homes that go up in flames each year from electrical issues. To learn more about our available electrical services, please contact us today.