Home Electrical Inspections - Don't Leave It Up to Luck
Ah, St. Patrick’s Day! A day of green beer, shamrocks, and leprechauns.
But, did you know that there’s something else you should be thinking about on this day? We know it’s a stretch but… what about home electrical inspections!?!?!
I mean, when it comes to luck, you don’t want to leave anything to chance, right? Especially your Iowa home’s electric wires, circuits, and breakers!
Did you know that more than half of all home electrical fires are caused by faulty wiring or malfunctioning electrical appliances? That’s right, folks, your toaster could be a ticking time bomb!
So, what can you do to avoid a shocking situation?
IOWA HOME ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
Well, for starters, you can call your friendly neighborhood electrician in Des Moines. Not only will they inspect your home’s electrical system for potential hazards, but they’ll also give you peace of mind knowing that you’re not living in a death trap.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t have the money to pay for an electrical inspection!” Fear not, my penny-pinching friend, because we at ReWired Iowa Electric have got some DIY tips to help you out.
CHECK FOR FLICKERING LIGHTS AND OTHER WARNING SIGNS
First, take a walk around your home and look for any signs of electrical issues.
Are your outlets warm to the touch? Do your lights flicker or dim when you turn on an appliance? These could be signs of an electrical problem.
CHECK YOUR ELECTRICAL PANEL AND BREAKERS
Next, check your electrical panel. Are there any breakers that are constantly tripping? Is there a burning smell coming from the panel? If so, it’s time to call in the experts.
CHECK YOUR HOME APPLIANCES
Finally, make sure all of your appliances are in good working order. Don’t use a toaster with a frayed cord, and don’t try to fix a broken lamp with duct tape. You might think you’re MacGyver, but trust me, you’re not. That was a show in the ’80s and MacGyver? Well, let’s say that reference might be dated like the man himself.
Home electrical inspections are no laughing matter when it comes to your safety. So, this St. Patrick’s Day, raise a glass of green beer to electrical safety, and don’t leave it up to luck! Don’t ignore it! ReWire it!