Mister Sparky Plays It Safe (in the Best Way Possible)
Having an electrician do electrical work on your home is not just about having the job done professionally—it’s also about having the job done safely. While DIY might be an option for some electrical jobs, we strongly recommend against it. The electrical currents running through your wall have the potential to be deadly. It takes our team years to receive the knowledge they need to obtain the title of an electrician, and we encourage you to trust them for all your electrical needs!
Call Mister Sparky today for electrical services done correctly and safely. Our team is always ready to help you with 24/7 support.
Practicing Electrical Safety
Electrical safety starts before your home has any work done to it by one of our electricians! The National Fire Prevention Association encourages electrical safety by providing a checklist designed to mitigate the risk of an electrical emergency. While following this list, it’s important to never touch any wires in your home, even if you think they might not be working.
The NFPA recommends calling an electrician or your landlord immediately if:
- Your home frequently has blown fuses or tripping circuit breakers
- You have a tingling sensation while touching appliances
- Your outlets are warm or discolored
- A burning or rubbery smell comes from appliances
- Lights dim or flicker
- Sparks emit from outlets
Homeowners and renters can also take important steps to ensure that an emergency electrical problem doesn’t interrupt their life.
Important steps include:
- Using appliances approved by safety labs
- Avoiding overloading a single outlet
- Matching light bulbs to the proper lamp wattage
- Using ground fault circuit interrupters and arc-fault circuit interrupters
- Having an electrician regularly maintain your electrical system
Common Electrical Hazards
Our homes have outlets which provide us with up to 220 volts of electricity! While we shouldn’t be afraid of the electricity in our homes, we should respect it with caution.
Common electrical hazards include:
- Frayed wires
- Pinched wires
- Overheated wires
- Hot outlets
- Overloaded outlets
- Water near outlets
- Overuse of power strips
- Damaged wires from age or rodents
One of the groups most at risk for electrical hazards is children. Ensure that your home’s electrical outlets are covered to prevent a child from being able to stick fingers inside of sockets.
Call Mister Sparky for Help with Electrical Safety
At Mister Sparky, we want our customers to be safe and to trust our work. When we come to your home, we’ll respect your needs and your budget to help you find safe solutions for all your electrical problems.
We’ll help you mitigate electrical hazards by doing the following:
- Examining your wiring
- Upgrading your circuit box
- Installing GFCIs
- Examining all critical electronic components prone to failure
When we come to your home, we’ll respect your space in a way that shows you how much your business means to us. For an unrivaled experience, we guarantee that we’ll show up on time, or else your service is free! We also provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee for two years on all our work! Our technicians are extensively trained and focused on safety, so you can be certain that every aspect of the job is being done right the first time. Once we finish our repair work, you can rely on our maintenance plans to help ensure that we address electrical issues within your home before they become emergencies!
Call our electricians today to find the closest Mister Sparky location to you. We’re ready to help you 24/7 at (800) 906-4577.