Prepare For Fall With Our Home Electrical Safety Checklist

A worker holds up a checklist on a clipboard in front of an electrical panel.

 

Well, we spotted some leaves changing color. Fall is here, and the weather will start its seasonal change. It is always the right time to consider your family’s health, including their home electrical safety. Before the cold sets in, there are a few items you can check to ensure your home is all set. This post will go through the Electric Blue home electrical safety checklist for fall.

1. Test All Your Outlets

Electrical power is always necessary inside, but during the fall, your outdoor electrical need goes up. From leaf blowing and special clean-up projects to holiday light displays, having available, reliable power is necessary. Press the test button on your outlets to see if they are in working order. Make sure to have a clear path to the circuit breaker in case you need to flip a switch.

2. Test Your Back-Up Power

Checking up on your back-up power options is crucial in the fall. Whether you plan for thunderstorms or the coming snowstorms, having choices are important. Take an hour to pull out your generator and test it. Make sure there is a well-ventilated space outdoors for it to sit to avoid monoxide poisoning. Now is the right time to install a generator transfer switch so you won’t have to rush when the next intense storm hits.

3.  Clear All Pesky Tree Branches

Branches and trees offer shade and have a calming effect, but they can also bring destruction. On windy or stormy days, branches can impact your power. If your branches are too close to your power lines, most electrical companies will remove them at no cost to you. Reach out to find out for sure. 

4. Check Your Detectors 

Complete your electrical safety checklist by checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure the batteries are recent and providing power. If you have old detectors, especially over 8 years, consider replacing them. 

Schedule Service from Electrical Professionals

To ensure your entire home has electrical safety steps in place, contact experienced electrical workers. Electric Blue provides Colorado’s Denver area with all the electrical services it needs from commercial to residential. Our electricians are on-hand to respond to your emergencies and any scheduled repair necessary. 

Give us a call today at (303) 790-8813 to schedule a visit from one of our licensed electricians. 

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