Around the holidays, a lot of us choose to work from our own homes. In fact, since the Pandemic, many people never returned to the office, opting instead for the flexibility and ease of a home office. As licensed electricians, we want to warn everyone about using too many power cords and overloading outlets.
You can have a residential electrician from Houston come by and do an electrical home inspection if you have experienced surges or any browning with your lights. To avoid harm, follow correct working-from-home safety recommendations and know when to call in a professional. Here are a few electrical precautions from your trusted electricians in Houston.
#1 Don't Overload Outlets
It’s usual in today’s technology-driven society to have many electrical devices and appliances connected to your outlets. Overloading outlets is dangerous, especially if you’re utilizing a multi-plug adaptor to power a big number of gadgets. Be cautious. If something starts to spark, remove the multi-plug and, stop using the outlet, call Unity Services right away.
#2 Use Appropriate Wattage Light Bulbs
Replacing a burned-out lightbulb is one of the most typical household electrical jobs. While this is a very easy operation, it is important to pay attention to wattage needs. Your fixture could possibly overheat if you insert a bulb with the wrong wattage.
#3 Cords Should Not Run Under Doors or Floorings
Ugly electrical wires can ruin an otherwise visually pleasing environment. However, hiding the cords beneath rugs or running them under a door to make them less noticeable is not recommended - a cord under a rug or carpet is a severe fire hazard.
#4 Replace Broken Extension Cords
Extension cables that are frayed or broken can be hazardous to both you and the environment. Instead of attempting to repair broken wires, replace them.
Many residential electrical tasks can result in power surges and accidental shocks. If you are worried about wiring or doing an electrical task please call on Unity Services your electrical professionals.
Unity Services has a solution, and we know how to get the job done in a timely, professional, and cost-effective manner.
Unity Services is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency service. Our electrical repair company in The Woodlands provides clients with expert knowledge that’s just a phone call away. Our licensed electricians will ask a few questions and work with you to quickly solve the issue.
Contact Unity Services at (713) 999-1890 for all your electrical needs.