Though there might be some snow on the ground and there’s still a chill in the air, spring is on the way!
You know what that means - Spring Cleaning! Ah yes, the annual house cleaning, clutter clearing, and reorganization have begun. For many, this time is a time of transition from the winter months to the summer months. Put away your heavy, warm clothes, but don’t forget about your electronics.
There is some important home electrical maintenance we urge you to consider at this time. Keep reading to learn what you need to do to run through your home electrical inspection checklist.
1. Take a Close Look at Extension Cords
The holidays tend to give extension cords more intense work. If you’ve left your extension cords outside or in the garage, check them for any fraying or gaps in the outer coating. Definitely get them out of the way of any yard work. Remember, word extension cords can become electrical fire hazards.
2. Replace Old or Broken Light Bulbs
Do you have a room at home that feels more like a horror movie than a comfortable area? It might be time to replace that flickering light bulb. Make sure to get the right wattage, so replacing damaged bulbs is important to keep the flow of energy consistent.
3. Get Energy-Saving Electrical Units
Energy-saving electronics have become more accessible for use all over your home. Use these green replacements to be friendly to the environment and save money. Updated appliances can also help you reduce the chance of electrical hazards. These updates are especially important for older houses.
4. Cut Down the Clutter
Tangled cords in a box are one thing, but tangled cords that are plugged in is bad news. The tangles can lead to damage to the wiring and thus increasing the risk of shocks or fires. Tangled cords can also damage the appliance they plug into, potentially costing you a lot of money if the unit has problems.
5. Schedule a Professional Home Inspection
Take care of what you can by following the steps above, but also bring in professionals to check out your home’s electrical system. Here at Electric Blue Inc, our biggest goal is keeping you and your family safe. We do this for our Littleton & Castle Rock, Colorado community through electrical home inspections, repairs, and regular maintenance.