Protecting Your Home From Electrical IssuesFebruary 19, 2021
The last thing that you want to do is have an electrical issue in your home. If you do, one of the first signs of an issue will be a smell. This smell is unique and unlike anything else you may encounter in your home. If you smell some type of burning or unusual smell, you will want to cut your main circuit breaker and contact a 24-electrician in Austin, TX to come and check it out. The last thing you want to do is have an electrical fire.
Don’t overload your circuits
The primary reason you will have an issue with electricity is if you overload your circuits. This will be plugging in multiple items that require a lot of power on one outlet or even a single item on an out. For example, recently we purchased a portable air conditioner. When we plugged it in on a circuit that had the microwave it would keep tripping the breaker.
Don’t used frayed wires
It is important that you look at and monitor the plugs and wires attached to those plugs. If you plug in a device that has prongs that are bent then this could cause a power surge. If you have a wire that is frayed or the protective plastic coating on it is damaged, you may want to repair it or better yet replace it.
If what you are plugging into your outlets is not in good shape, it could easily start an issue. You also want to sway on the side of caution if you are unsure, don’t plug it in.
Don’t leave devices unattended
This can be a very dangerous thing as well. Certain devices such as Christmas tree lights and other items like these should be unplugged and kept away from people who may not know how to use them. If you have Christmas tree lights, irons, space heaters and other items like these, make sure that they are unplugged from the wall before leaving them unattended.