Every holiday season typically brings more devices and appliances into your home. Nowadays, people are much more dependent on electricity to power both traditional and modern devices. Unfortunately, this generally increases electrical hazards. If you have an older home, your electrical needs in terms of the existing wiring may be over capacity and unsafe. An electrical safety inspection by a licensed electrical services company is a good idea to ensure the well-being of your family. The following are five common electrical dangers at home that you should keep in mind.
Last time, we discussed the first 5 of 10 common electrical wiring issues: Flickering Lights, Outlet Shortage, Overlamping, Exposed Junction Boxes, and GFCIs Absent.
As mentioned previously, older homes have a greater probability of hazardous electrical problems, and a thorough property inspection should be performed by a licensed electrician.
The following are the second 5 of 10 issues.
Boating and swimming are important parts of the fun of summer. When you are on the pier or marina, you must be very careful to stay away from electrical wiring to avoid the risk of an electrical shock that could cause you to drown. For that reason, never allow swimming near the boat in the marina.
Keep your boat properly maintained and inspected annually. Have the electrical systems tested and conduct a leakage test to be sure the electrical current is escaping your boat.