One of the most expensive and important investments you can make is your home. One of the most used systems or things in your home is your electrical system. Not only do you rely on your electricity but so do many items in your home including your appliances, heating and cooling, and more. In order to keep your family and your assets safe, ensuring your electrical systems are working properly and in a safe manner is of the utmost importance.
In order to keep your family and your assets safe, ensuring your electrical systems are working properly and in a safe manner is of the utmost importance.
YouTube can be a great source of information and provide answers to your questions however the “how-to” and “DIY” videos can make you feel like you have the expertise to get stuff done on your own. There are a number of videos on how to install dimmer switches, pot lights, electric car charging stations and more. When it comes to electrical safety for maintenance, repairs and installations it is extremely important to know when it is time to throw in the towel and when to call in an electrician to help.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) estimates that 51,000 fires each year are caused by home electrical fires resulting in over $1.3B in damage to property. In addition those fires result in almost 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries.
Here are some scenarios of when you should call an emergency electrician right away!
- You see exposed wires
- Your breaker box or outlets are buzzing
- An outlet or switch is hot to touch
- Frequent circuit tripping
- Frequent light flickering
- You smell burning
- You notice discoloration around outlets
- You have water damage or a flood that has been in contact with wires, outlets, panelboards, etc.
- Your house is the only one on the block with a blackout
- You got shocked from an outlet or switch
Make sure that you have phone numbers readily available in your phone and home in addition to having a fire extinguisher somewhere accessible. Any electrical work in Ottawa should be performed by a certified licensed electrician. Keep Floodlight Electric’s phone number (613-371-7816) handy for the next time you find yourself in need of an experienced Ottawa electrician.
If you own a house or are a property manager of commercial or residential properties, you can rely on Floodlight Electric to arrive on site on short notice for any emergency or electrical issues. Our electricians are ready to handle it, no matter the time of day or night we will be there right away!
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