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National Electrical Safety Month

National Electrical Safety Month!

May is National Electrical Safety Month! It’s the perfect time for your home’s electrical safety evaluation. 

Schedule your Whole Home Electrical Safety Inspection for only $79! 

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Our electrical safety evaluation will include a detailed report so you can see what’s working fine and how to keep your family safe. 

We’ll check things like:  

  • Proper placement and function of smoke and 
  • carbon monoxide detectors 
  • Verify arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are operating properly 
  • Ensure wiring methods are suitable for current use 
  • And much more! 

5 Basic Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home!

The Do’s: 

  • Inspect cords regularly: Check for fraying, cracks, or other damage. Discard any cords which show signs of wear. 
  • Use extension cords properly: Extension cords are meant to be used on a temporary basis. You should never connect multiple cords together and avoid running them under rugs.   
  • Regularly test GFCI and AFCI outlets: Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters are devices which keep you safe from electrical shock and fire. 
  • Get regular electrical inspections: Homes should have their electrical systems inspected every 10 years. Consider more frequent inspections for older homes. 
  • Hire qualified electricians for installations and repairs: Be sure to work with a licensed and insured electrician.  

The Don’t s:

  • Overload outlets: Plugging too many devices into one receptacle can cause circuits to trip, and may even result in overheating and fire. 
  • Use damaged cords: If a cord is fraying or shows any sign of damage, throw it out! Even minor damage can lead to major problems. 
  • Modify electrical cords: Never cut off the round ground prong of a power cord. This can result in unexpected electrical shocks. 
  • DIY major electrical work: Without proper training, you risk both your safety and your home’s integrity. We recommend against DIY work on your home’s electrical panels or any high voltage systems. In many jurisdictions, major electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician in order to meet local code. 
  • Ignore warning signs: Flickering lights, buzzing sounds, and burning or fishy smells are indicators of an electrical problem like a short circuit which may lead to a fire. Contact an electrician ASAP if you experience these symptoms! 

To ensure that your home’s electrical system is working as it should, get an inspection every 10 years. A qualified Electrician from Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical will inspect your home’s key safety features such as GFCI and AFCI protection, verify that your circuit breaker is working properly, and identify any problems before they can become serious! Contact us today and schedule your Whole Home Electrical Inspection

Why Work with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical takes great pride in being a name the Kamloops and Surrounding Communities can depend on. In our 25 years of experience, we have successfully resolved various plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical problems. There is no task too challenging for us!

  • Up to 5 year Not a Dime Warranty  
  • Up to 5 Year Service Parter Plan Membership  
  • Available Financing Options OAC  
  • Cannot be Combined with other Offers or discounts  
  • Expiry July 31, 2024 
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