Fall is in full swing, which means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Before you know it, homeowners everywhere will begin decorating their homes with colorful lights and so much more. Because of this, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your indoor and outdoor electrical needs. The holidays put added stress on your electrical systems with the addition of holiday lights, as well as space heaters and other items that may be on at the same time.
Mitigating Holiday Hazards
- Safeguard against shock hazards with properly connected GFI outlets. This simple solution can save lives and prevent against potential law suits.
- Have the proper wire size and circuit breakers to handle your holiday electrical needs. It can be the difference between a house fire and happy holidays
- Avoid potential fire hazards. Do not run cords under carpets inside the home or across baseboard heaters or space heaters. Do not connect more than one extension cord in a series. Also remember not to run extension cords through leaves.
- Turn off Christmas lights, especially those on trees, when you are not home.
Free Safety Inspection
TriStar Electric can perform a free safety inspection to ensure your home will remain safe throughout the holiday season. We can also install timers, GFI protection, sub panel and dedicated outlets just for holiday use that will safely handle these loads to ensure the safety of your family, friends and homes.
If you have any questions about Mitigating Holiday Hazards, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880 or fill out the contact form on our website. You can also follow TriStar Electric on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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