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Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

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Electrical resolutions by Integra Electrical

It’s 2020 – What Are Your Electrical Resolutions?

As we settle into the new year, you may have some resolutions that you’re determined to stick to. If you haven’t made any, that’s OK! Integra Electrical has just the solution for you. Here are some electrical resolutions to consider this year:

Extension Cord Placement

We have all been guilty of this faux pas. We have an extension cord that helps take an item from one room to another. It is far safer to make sure you keep extension cords away from door ways, under carpets, near heaters, or near any other item that may damage the cord. It is essential that you take the time to carefully place your extension cords out of the way in a safe place where they will continue to be safe for the duration of use.

Sockets Near Water 

We all need outlets in bathrooms and kitchens and other areas that are near water but water and electricity certainly do not mix. Installing GFCI sockets, or ground fault circuit interrupter sockets can help ground out the socket should water become introduced. Installing this type of outlet in bathrooms, on kitchen counters, or in any other area where water might get into sockets can help keep your home and your family safe.

Noticing the Signs of Faulty Wiring 

There are some signs that you can take into account when it comes to your home. If your switches feel warm or you have issues like blowing fuses, tripping circuits, flickering and dimming lights or other issues, it is best to contact a professional electrician that can pinpoint the cause of the issue then fix it so that you have nothing to worry about.

Wattages 

The wattage that is written on the inside of lamp sockets is there for a reason. Though it may seem time consuming, taking the time to check all your lamps and make sure that the bulbs inside them match the recommended wattage can make a huge difference. Not only do higher watt bulbs take up more energy and help run up your electricity bill, these higher wattage bulbs are likely to blow more often and can pose a threat to you and your family.

Damaged Cords 

Though it may seem like a trivial thing, that frayed spot on your electrical cord may be just enough to cause a fire. You should take the time to check your cords and make sure that if they are damaged in any way they are either professionally repaired or that they are replaced entirely if the damage is too severe.

If you’re experiencing electrical issues or you need electrical repairs, call the experts at Integra Electrical! 

By Dan Burrows

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