Did you know that when electricity first came into homes, people were too afraid to use it? They had a hard time accepting the idea that they could use just a little power without burning the house down. Now, things have changed so much that most homeowners flick the switch to turn the lights on without even thinking about the process that makes this possible.
While electricity is safe, there are circumstances that can lead to a higher risk. Some of the issues we commonly see in homes around Franklin Square include:
- Plugging too many electronics into the system. If you live in an older home and don’t have many outlets, the power system within your home is not designed to support many electronics. If you use an extension cord or multiple socket outlet to be able to support all the electronics your family uses, this can overload your home’s electrical system, leading to the breaker tripping frequently and other issues.
- Keeping older outlets in place. If your home only features outlets with two slots that do not feature a reset button, they are somewhat outdated. To keep the home safe, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets should be put in place. These outlets are made to compare the input current on the side being used to the output current on the neutral side, where nothing is plugged in. A difference in current between the sides can mean that the electric current is leaking out somewhere. When the GFCI senses this, it will cut off the power supply to the leaking device. This happens quickly to reduce any chance of electrocution or fire.
- Letting exposed wires sit. Exposed wiring is a fire hazard and very unsafe to have in the home. At Absolute Electrical Services, we snake wiring through the surface of the walls so that it looks better and is safer overall.
- Allowing unlicensed electricians to work in your home. Under-qualified, uninsured contractors can cause more damage by performing unprofessional repairs that expose your property to more potential harm.
Commercial Electrician Services
We are also experienced in providing commercial electric services for business owners in Franklin Square. Our team has worked on business locations in the area since the early 1990s and has grown a reputation as dependable, timely providers of quality electric services. Contact us today to partner with us on your next commercial project.