Home Electrical Safety Technology in Atlanta
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Electricity has revolutionized our lives and made formerly laborious and
tedious tasks now as simple as pushing a button. However, electricity
is still a volatile force, and while much is known about how to contain
it, improper safety procedures can place your home at a serious risk for
fire damage. As technology has progressed, new devices have been invented
which decrease the risk of a fire and improve your home safety. Today,
not having these devices is a major risk that homeowners should work to
correct as soon as possible.
Atlanta electricians at Lightning Bug Electric know how important it is to ensure your home
is safe from electrical faults and flaws that could cause a fire. Each
of our licensed and EATON Certified technicians can perform a thorough
inspection of your home’s electrical system and make any necessary
recommendations that will improve your electrical system and reduce the
chance of a hazard. We have more than 25 years of experience, and our
dedication to your complete and total satisfaction has earned us substantial
recognition in our community, including achieving a prestigious A+ rating
from the Better Business Bureau.
Contact Lightning Bug Electric today at (404) 471-3847 to request a
service appointment with an Atlanta electrical contractor.
The True Dangers of an Electrical Fire
How serious of a threat are electrical flaws? Considering that fire departments
across the country respond to more than 25,000 electrical fires each year,
extremely serious. In total, electrical faults that lead to fires cause
more than a billion dollars in property damage each year. Fortunately,
that number should start to decline, as technology has made electricity
safer for your home than ever before.
We can install each of the following five vital electrical safety devices:
Arc fault interrupter circuits: These devices provide extra fire safety in your home by shutting off the
electricity when the electrical wiring or a device that’s plugged
in begins to overheat, causing an arc in the line.
Tamper-resistant receptacles: These simple upgrades are designed to prevent a child or unknowing person
from getting shocked or burned when they insert their fingers or an object
into an electrical outlet.
Carbon monoxide alarms: These devices work like smoke detectors, only indicate the presence of
colorless, odorless, and potentially deadly carbon monoxide gas. These
should be installed throughout your home.
Smoke alarms: When was the last time you checked the batteries in your smoke detectors?
Do you know how old your detectors are? If you don’t know the answer
to either one of these questions, you likely need your detectors replaced!
Ground fault interrupter circuits: These special outlets monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit,
and shut off if the current flow gets too high, indicating a possible
For more information on electrical safety devices for your home,
contact Lightning Bug Electric today!