⚡TIPS TO MAINTAIN ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN YOUR CENTRAL IOWA HOME⚡
Welcome to the electrifying world of ReWired Iowa! We know that electricity can be intimidating, but fear not, we’re here to help. Here are some tips to maintain electrical safety in your Des Moines metro home and keep those pesky sparks at bay.
1. USE THE CORRECT WATTAGE
First and foremost, make sure you’re using the correct wattage light bulbs in all your fixtures. We know you’re not a fan of the dark, but overloading the circuits can cause some serious issues. Plus, no one wants to have to wear sunglasses in their own home because the lights are too bright.
2. DUCT TAPE DOESN'T FIX YOUR FRAYED WIRES
Next, don’t use frayed or damaged cords. Sure, duct tape is a magical solution for many things, but it’s not going to fix that frayed cord. Instead, give us a call and we’ll come out and fix it for you. We serve homeowners in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Waukee, Ames and all other Central Iowa areas.
3. DON'T HAVE ELECTRONICS NEAR WATER
It’s also important to keep all electrical appliances away from water. We know you love singing in the shower, but leave the radio outside the bathroom. Trust us on this one, you don’t want to become a part of the circuit.
4. DON'T OVERLOAD YOUR OUTLETS
Speaking of appliances, don’t overload your outlets with too many cords. It’s tempting to plug in everything and the kitchen sink, but overloading the circuits can lead to fires. And nobody wants to add “accidentally burned down the house” to their resume.
5. HAVE YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REGULARLY BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS
Lastly, it’s important to have your electrical system inspected regularly by a professional electrician. It’s not just about keeping your home safe, it’s also about keeping your wallet safe. A poorly maintained system can lead to increased energy bills, and ain’t nobody got time for that.
So, there you have it, folks. Some tips to maintain electrical safety in your central Iowa home. If you ever find yourself in a jam or need some electrical assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll come to the rescue faster than a speeding bolt of lightning.