There could be unknown home safety issues lurking in your presumed safe haven. Unknown and unnoticed factors such as your home’s age, installation issues, wear and tear, and overlooking safety devices could put you at risk. That is why you need a regular electrical home inspection to ensure the safety of your home.
Insufficient or poorly maintained smoke detectors. By installing smoke detectors and making Electrical Installation Services on each level of your home near sleeping areas you can ensure your home is protected. Replace batteries at regular intervals and run monthly testing for reliability. Check for expired smoke detectors at regular intervals. It is recommended to replace it every 8 to 10 years.
No carbon monoxide monitors. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is lethal and can even result in death. Since CO is hard to detect as it is completely colourless and odourless and naturally produced as a by-product of the operation of all combustion appliances and heat sources. Installing Carbon monoxide detectors in your home is an important home safety measure in protecting you and your family. Stay safe by installing at least one detector near the sleeping area of your home, adding more to each level of your home and one to each bedroom for extra protection. Replace old detectors every 5-6 years.
Electrical panel issues such as older panels are insufficient for the array of gadgets and appliances in use in the average home today and can be easily overloaded. Improper wiring from DIY-ers, oversized or undersized breakers, and panels deemed defective, old and unsafe for use could result in fire or shock. It is best to update your panel to a newer, more well-designed panel which will support your appliances and can prevent home safety issues.
No backup generator. Backup generators protect your home and family from short and long-term unexpected power outages due to weather, or accidents. They keep necessary appliances in operation, ensuring the safety and comfort of your family in the event of a snowstorm, heatwave, they also protect the contents of your refrigerator and keep your kitchen up and running. Purchase a standby model, which starts automatically and has the capability to power your entire home or less expensive portable generators for powering a few select appliances.
Older homes are at an increased risk of electrical safety issues due to these following factors:
⦁ Ungrounded outlets Two prongs, ungrounded outlets are not safe, as electricity has no emergency exit so instead of two prongs install three-prong outlets and run a wiring safety check.
⦁ Outdated or exposed wiring, knob and tube wiring, and aluminium wiring all pose dangerous safety issues.
⦁ GFCIs GFCIs protect you from shock and are designed to operate before electricity can affect your heartbeat. They are required for home safety in all areas of your home near water sources.
⦁ Childproof outlets Spring-loaded cover plates is a simple, inexpensive solution on child proof outlets protect electrical contacts from the insertion of foreign objects by children, 70% of which occur in the presence of an adult.
⦁ Extension cords Often overlooked, extension cords are unsafe for permanent use.
Neglecting your home safety result in property damage or present a danger to your family. Ensure home safety with an electrical home inspection by contacting your Inlightech Electrical Installation Services today. Our professional electricians are dedicated to the safety of your home and family.
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