Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Month
Did you know that October is National Fire Prevention Month?
The month of October is dedicated to fire safety. It’s important to take electrical safety into consideration when maintaining your home. We rely on our electrical system daily to keep our home safe – think about how often you use electronics, turn on lights, or power appliances. With the cold months approaching, it’s important to be sure your homes electrical system and appliances are ready to work safely. Here are a few fire safety tips to remember around your home:
Smoke and CO Detectors
Smoke detectors are safety features that are necessary for any home, business, or property. The law requires that every home in the state contains a photoelectric smoke detector, no matter when the home was constructed. This means you need a smoke detector on every floor and within 20 feet of a kitchen or bathroom. You also must have a smoke detector right by every room in which someone sleeps.
You can purchase smoke and CO detectors in most hardware stores, but you should always opt for professionally installed, hardwired systems. When a professional installs your smoke and CO detectors, you will have peace of mind knowing that they were handled by experts dedicated to keeping your home safe. A Ryan Gath Electric professional will be able to:
- Provide you with the best model of smoke and CO detectors
- Know where to install for maximum safety and efficiency
- Instruct you how to clean and monitor them
A power surge is a high voltage spike that travels through your electrical system. Not only can it fry appliances and devices, it can cause sparks when powerful enough. Power surges can damage A whole home surge protector protects against:
- Power surges outside the home: These include lightning strikes, although they only account for five percent of all power surges. They also include over-voltages from your utility provider. Since electricity escapes to any place it can, a whole home surge protector will stop the power surge before it can enter your home’s electrical system.
- Power surges inside the home: Heat-generating appliances you use within the home can also cause power surges. They’re small and almost unnoticeable, but over time they wear down the devices that are connected to the electrical system. This happens because the heat degrades the components. As a result, the reliability of the devices is compromised, and their lifespan is shortened.
Think of your electrical system as the veins of your home. They run throughout your house delivering electricity where and when you need it. Because we rely heavily on our electrical system and appliances daily, it’s important for the source to be in good shape. traveling out Here are some signs that you need professional electrical wiring services from Ryan Gath Electric:
- Frequently blown fuses or tripped breakers.
- Dimming lights.
- Charred outlets or switches. This is a sign that your electrical system is overheating! You should never mess with your own electricity on your own. When an issue pops up, call the professionals at Ryan Gath Electric as soon as possible.
Ryan Gath Electric Can Keep Your Electrical System Safe