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It's the place where our kids sleep, our family visits and we gather for dinner at night. Our homes are precious, and the people who live in them are absolutely invaluable. Keeping them safe is always a priority, but it can be easy to overlook dangers that are lurking in your home. Keeping your home free of electrical hazards go a long way in keeping your family safe.
Here are 4 electrical safety tips for your home:
1. Have a fire extinguisher in your home.
The only safe way to put out an electrical fire is with a fire-retardant chemical fire extinguisher. Be sure you have one that is easily accessible and that you know how to use it.
2. Do not ignore electrical irregularities.
If you see lights flickering, have frequent power surges or hear crackling outlets, don't ignore it. Call an experienced residential electrician
3. Do no overload electrical outlets.
Be sure that you do put to much strain on your outlets by plugging in more than they are designed for. This can lead to dangerous conditions and fires.
4. Check the condition of your electrical cords.
If cords are frayed, damaged or stripped, they can be extremely dangerous. Don't attempt to repair or tape a cord either. Extension cords should only be used as a temporary solution, not a permanent remedy.
Ah, summer in Atlanta! It brings to mind warm weather, the Braves, and the kids being out of school. Summer also means that we’re hitting peak house-selling season. While everyone knows to hire a great home inspector, very few of them are qualified electricians. And whether you’re buying or selling, that could cost you money. And yes, even newly built homes can have electrical problems!
It is critical to have working smoke detectors in your home.
According to the National Fire Protection Association
, 3 out of 5 fire related deaths occur in homes with no smoke detectors or no working smoke detectors. A working smoke detector cuts your chances of dying in half in a reported fire.
Safety Tips for Smoke Detectors: • Install smoke alarms inside and outside every room where people sleep. • Install alarms on every level of the house including the basement. • Interconnect smoke detectors so when one alarm sounds they all sound. • Smoke alarms should be at least 10 ft from the stove to reduce false alarms from cooking. • Replace smoke detectors every 10 years.
CO detectors are important as well to alert us of carbon monoxide gas. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is undetectable by the human senses. It causes flu like symptoms in low level exposures and more severe symptoms and/or death at higher levels and longer durations of exposure.
Carbon monoxide is created by malfunctioning fuel burning appliances such ranges, water heaters, furnaces and room heaters. CO is also created from fireplaces and charcoal burning equipment. High powered engines, such as cars and portable generators, also create CO.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission
recommends the following: • One CO alarm should be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms in each separate sleeping area of the home. • CO alarms may be installed into a plug-in receptacle or high on the wall. • Hard wired or plug-in CO alarms should have battery backup. • Avoid locations that are near heating vents or that can be covered by furniture or draperies. • CPSC does not recommend installing CO alarms in kitchens or above fuel-burning appliances.
Installing both smoke detectors and CO detectors is critical. Consider installing detection devices that detect both smoke and carbon monoxide. This is a small investment considering the unthinkable consequences.