3 Electrical Safety Tips for Fall

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Now that fall is upon us, and summer is finally fading into the distance, many homeowners are looking forward to a bit of milder weather, colorful leaves, and all of the fun that the coming holiday season has in store. With everything that goes on the fall, it is easy to lose track of the upkeep needed for several aspects of your home, and your electrical system is often one of those that is subjected to neglect during this time of year. Your electrical system is easily one of the most important components of your home, and with family and friends spending so much time in the house during the fall season, now is actually a more important time than ever to make sure that you are giving your system the kind of upkeep it needs to continue functioning effectively and safely. To help you in this task, our team of skilled Wichita electricians have taken the time to put together this short list containing just a few helpful electrical safety tips that you can follow to make sure that your coming holiday season is both safe and enjoyable.

Get an Electrical Safety Inspection This Fall

With the beginning of fall, it means that there isn’t much time left before homeowners start to light up their homes with both Halloween and Christmas decorations, but before you plug in all of those lights and start using all of that extra power, one of the best things you can do for your home is to invest in an electrical safety inspection. Putting an increased load on an electrical system that is already near its limit, or one that happens to be a bit older can have a number of very serious consequences, so before doing so, the best thing you can do is have a professional come in and make sure that your system is able to cope with the additional load being placed upon it.

Install GFCI Outlets

Most homes already have GFCI outlets in place, but if your home is a bit older, there is a real chance that you don’t. GFCI outlets are incredibly important to have installed in any areas of your home that are going to be close to water, like any of your bathrooms, kitchen, and any outdoor outlets around your home. Since you are likely going to be using the outlets in all three of these areas of your home quite regularly during the coming holiday season, if you don’t already have GFCI outlets in place, now might be a good time to call in a professional electrician and have them installed.

Outdoor Lighting Installation

With daylight hours getting shorter in the coming months, and more family and friends stopping by the house, outdoor lighting can become all but essential for safely navigating the outdoor areas of your home, and if you don’t already have these solutions in place, now might be the perfect time to do so before the days start getting shorter.

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