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Keep Your Holidays Alight

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If there is one thing that everyone loves, it’s the festivities around the holidays. Lights go up, some more elaborate than others, and people are generally in a happier holiday mood. However, nothing kills the mood faster than a house that is damaged due to an electrical fault. So, before you go all out on your decorations this year, you need to make sure you contact your local friendly electrician in Coral Springs.

You need to remember that depending on when your house was built, you may have a few problems with the wiring in your home. As we collect and utilize more and more electrical appliances our circuits can only handle the added electrical drain to a certain extent before, pop goes the light bulb.

You need to ensure that your fuse box is not only protected, but up to date. It needs to be able to handle the added strain of more appliances, lights, without compromising the integrity of the wires. If the wires are compromised their protective insulation will be damaged and this could cause a fire. Yes. If your circuit is damaged it could cause a fire. Even if you fix the broken fuse, your circuit must be checked and probably rewired by a professional contractor.

Each year, approximately 2000 fires occur during the holiday season in households due to an overloaded system. Check that your products, lights and other electrical appliances are certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this could aid you in the prevention of electrical fires.

A few simple things you need to take into consideration when lighting up the night this festive season:

  • Ensure that the wattage on the bulb is not higher than the fixture itself, this is especially important as the intense heat of the bulb can cause the socket and insulation to melt.
  • Even after you change the bulb, the damage will remain and must be seen to by a professional contractor.
  • Don’t panic if there are code violations, your contractor can inform you about electrical code compliance.
  • Also, make sure that you don’t overload your outlets – the more you plug in, the higher the chance that it may overload.

If you’re concerned about how to safely decorate your home, don’t worry. When decorating, you can easily negate any safety risks by using common sense and a few handy tips from your trusted electrician for example, don’t use a power strip to plug in 4 extension cords to one outlet.

If your home is prone to doing one of the following, then you may be overloading your system:

  • If you’re at the circuit breaker quite often as something has tripped or fused
  • If your light doesn’t emit a constant glow, but flickers or dims before becoming intensely bright
  • If you are able to hear faint sounds such as buzzing from your outlets or fixtures

You need to contact your local professional electrician to take a look as regular inspection will ensure that the wiring in your home is up to scratch, ensuring the safety of you, your loved ones as well as your belongings.

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