Safety is an issue of paramount importance when it comes to home’s electrics. Faulty or overloaded electrical systems can put you and your family at risk of fire and electrocution. Edge Electrical can help you with expert advice and professional workmanship to keep your home safe and within the applicable building codes.
If you have any doubt about the safety of your home’s electrical system it is critical to call a qualified electrician to check it for you. Edge Electric can perform an in-depth safety inspection and solve any problems that arise.
Troubling symptoms of larger electrical problems include fuses blowing or breakers tripping repeatedly, and any odd smells or signs of burning at your fuse box / circuit breaker.
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Helping with your own safety
There are some things you can do to help with your home’s electrical safety:
- Some sources of residential electrical problems can be faulty appliances – if there is a problem with an appliance or its power lead it can create a fire risk, so it is safer to unplug the appliance and have it checked professionally for malfunction.
- Of course, water and electricity to never mix – it is important to keep electrical appliances and sockets clear from all sources of water. In rooms like kitchens and bathrooms it can often be a good idea to install ground fault current interrupters (if they haven’t already been installed) to reduce the risk of electrocution. GFCI’s work by measuring that the current coming back is the same as the current going out, if the current isn’t returning then it is being grounded by something else – which could be a person. That’s when the GFCI cuts the current flow to prevent serious electrocution. They are also essential for outdoor electrics.
- Don’t overload sockets or “daisy chain” multiple socket extensions (for example plugging a 6 socket extension into another 6 socket extension – you will overload the first extension, and the individual wall socket). This can create overheating problems and increase the risk of fire. If you have insufficient sockets for your PC, TV, DVD, Monitor, or computer peripherals, speak to Edge Electric about installing new sockets to handle the increased load.
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When it comes to safety for your home, you can count on Edge Electric – available for scheduled appointments or 24 hours, 7 days for electrical emergencies. With a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship, on-time great service, and committed to bringing you the best, Edge Electric is Oklahoma City’s astute choice when you need an electrician. Call Edge Electric today at (405) 691 3343.