These Holiday Electrical Safety Tips will Protect Your Home
We all want to have a happy and joyous holiday season. However, having a safe holiday season is most important. Patrick of McCauley Electric has put together some holiday electrical safety tips that could save your home and your life this holiday season.
From Christmas lights draped around the exterior of your home to lights adorning your Christmas tree and fireplace, these annual decorative items can overwhelm electrical sockets and power strips. Here are some electrical fiascos to avoid:
- Check for frayed, damaged cords. These types of damaged cords can cause fires.
- Don’t force replacement bulbs into the sockets. Bring your string of Christmas lights to the store so you can receive help with getting the right bulb(s) for the sockets.
- Don’t overload your extension cords and power strips. Warm cords mean that the cord is being over taxed and the outer insulation could melt thereby exposing the electrical wires. This can lead to prime conditions for fire or electrical shock.
- Don’t overload your electrical outlets by plugging in too many cords and splitters. Spread the Christmas love throughout your home, so you don’t overload one electrical outlet. This is a great time to practice that classic phrase, “less is more”.
Who better to give holiday electrical safety tips, than your reliable Atlanta electrician. So be sure to following McCauley Electric’s tips to make your home safer during this holiday season. Protecting your home while bringing holiday joy to your family is the best present you can give this, and every holiday season.
If you have more questions, ask your local, reliable Atlanta electrician. Call Patrick of McCauley Electric at 678.362.2881. He is an Atlanta electrician that will provide you with more holiday electrical safety tips to further protect your home.