Why is the outlet in my bathroom different? Why does the bathroom outlet
have a reset button? Why do I have to press the reset button when I use
my hair dryer? Why am I not supposed to overload an extension cord? What
is the difference between an outdoor and an indoor extension cord? Why
are Christmas tree lights fire hazards? Why are space heaters potential
Do you feel confident that you know all there is to know about residential
electrical systems? If you’re like most of our customers, your answer
is “no” but for the sake of your family’s safety, it’s
important to change that because what you don’t know can hurt you.
“Electrically-related home fires and incidents result in hundreds
of deaths, thousands of injuries and more than a billion dollars in property
damage each year. A healthy respect for electricity and a basic knowledge of
electrical safety practices can help keep your home and family safe from electrical hazards
all year long,” according to the
Electrical Safety Foundation International.
Home Electrical Inspections
Is your home electrically sound? Is it safe from electrical hazards or
is it an electrical fire or an electrocution just waiting to happen? If
you’re not confident in your home’s electrical system, it’s
extremely important that you learn to identify potential hazards and that
you do something about them before someone gets hurt.
As a bonus, if you make the necessary
electrical upgrades, it can increase energy-efficiency and save on your electrical bill.
Do you need an electrical safety inspection? You should consider one if:
- Your home was built 40 or more years ago.
- The electrical system hasn’t been touched in 25 or more years.
- You have increased your electrical demand by a lot in recent years.
- You bought a home that was previously-owned (not brand-new).
- You have done some major renovations on the home.
- In the last 10 years, you’ve installed some major appliances.
Should I Do My Own Electrical Work?
If you believe an electrical inspection may be in order,
contact Lighting Bug Electric to have an Atlanta electrical contractor sent to your home!