Posted on: Dec 22, 2016
When you run into an electrical problem at home, you may feel the need to make the repairs yourself. Many take great satisfaction out of performing repairs inside of their home. However, electrical work is not something untrained individuals should do. At Airco Service, Inc. we are here not only to provide you with an experienced, trained and certified residential electrician, but we want to keep you safe. Here are the top reasons why you need a residential electrician.
Last year, improper wiring and electrical problems caused 51,000 home fires. Of these fires, 500 people died, and 1,400 people were injured. In total, all of this property damage cost $1.4 billion in the single year. You do not want to become a statistic, which is why it is always recommended to bring in an electrician for any of your home’s electrical needs.
This is almost an important time to mention the need for properly working smoke detectors. This is because 65 percent of all fire deaths stem from houses where smoke detectors are either not functioning properly or not present.
How to Prevent Home Electrical Fires
Beyond the need for a residential electrician to perform electrical jobs within your house, there are other simple ways you and your family can reduce the chance of an electrical fire. First, only use light bulbs that match a lamp’s designated wattage. Test your smoke detectors once a month to make sure everything is working properly. Do not put off replacing batteries as these may save your life. Every room should have a smoke detector.
Never unplug cords by yanking the cable. This can fray the cable, exposing some of the wiring. Exposed electrical wiring may lead to fires when in contact with furniture or carpeting. Additionally, avoid using extension cords on a permanent basis. These should only be used temporarily and never with high-wattage using devices such as a space heater or a AC
Here to Help
Whether your home has a faulty outlet or you’re looking to add electricity to a new area of the home, bringing in a residential electrician is important. At Airco Service, Inc. no job is too small or too big. If you’re curious about a service we provide or you’re ready to bring in a residential electrician for the job, give us a call. We are here to help every step of the way.