Home Electrical Safety Technology in Atlanta
Reducing the Risk of Fire Through Top-Notch Installation & Replacement
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.
The 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 electrical short.
For more information on electrical safety devices for your home, contact Lightning Bug Electric today!