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    Spring Cleaning: 5 Ways To Clean Up Electrical Hazards At Home

    by VitalStorm Marketing on March 11, 2022

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    Spring Cleaning: 5 Ways To Clean Up Electrical Hazards At Home

    There could be electrical hazards at home that you’re not even sure are there. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clean up any hazards at your home. Make sure you and your family stay safe and comfortable this season!

    1. Inspect All Cords and Electrical Equipment

    While you’re spring cleaning and decluttering this season, pay attention to your electrical cords and extension cords. If you notice any damage to them, make sure to throw them out and replace them as soon as possible. It’s also important to remember not to run these cords through windows, doors, or under carpets where the cord can be pinched or tripped over.

    1. Check For Correct Wattages

    All light fixtures have a maximum allowed wattage. If you end up exceeding that, you could risk overheating, burning plastic components, and potentially even cause a fire. Make sure all your light bulbs are screwed in tightly AND of the right wattage.

    1. Test Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are all working in every room they’re in. Smoke alarms alert you of a potential fire, while carbon monoxide detectors alert you of potential carbon monoxide poisoning. Not only can they alert you of danger, but they can also save a life. Make sure they’re working properly this spring!

    1. Invest in GFCI Outlets

    GFCI outlets come in handy if you have appliances that could ever come into contact with water. These outlets help you avoid any possible electric shock from happening. If you don’t currently have any installed, we recommend you consider investing in them this spring!

    1. Schedule Your Electrical Safety Inspection

    One of the best ways to make sure your home is up-to-date according to the provisions set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC) is to have your home inspected by a qualified electrician. This can ensure your home is free of any electrical hazards that could be dangerous for you and your family.

    Contact Kanon Electric For All Your Electrical Needs In Milton, WA and Surrounding Areas

    Kanon Electric serves Federal Way, Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn, Sumner, and the surrounding areas. For all your home electrical needs, no matter how big or small, contact the pros at Kanon Electric today by calling 253-302-8199 or online here. Let the spring cleaning begin!