Prepare for any electrical situation that may arise.
Here are some helpful tips for homeowners:
Ask for proof of insurance
Always ask your service person for proof of insurance PRIOR to starting work on your home. Additionally, only use an electrician with a journeyman’s license. Do not allow your local handyman to perform electrical work. They keep us busy!
Check the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFCI)
If your outside receptacle stops working, check for a GFCI (Ground Fault Interrupter). The GFCI likely is located next to the electrical panel; it is found IN your house.
Follow wattage requirements
Wattage requirements on light fixtures and appliances matter. As an example, if the fixture is rated for 60 watts, don’t use a bulb with more than 60 watts.
Regularly service your electrical panel
Service your home’s electric panel by an electrician every 2 years. Keep panel doors and box covers closed. Dust and moisture are two of the biggest challenges to electrical devices. Check the panel for water marks and rust, both of which indicate moisture penetration. In addition, keep a three square foot area around the panel clear of items.
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