Tips to Help Stay Safe This National Wellness Month

Necessary Measures to Keep Homes and Families Safe

Electrical systems are essential to keep households running, allowing computers, televisions, air conditioning, and lights to run. However, functioning electrical systems and installing safety devices are crucial for safety too. As this month is National Wellness Month, homeowners should take steps to make their homes safer and stress-free.

Smoke Detectors

smoke detectorsAn essential electrical device for homes is a smoke detector. These are crucial to keep families safe and give them the earliest possible warning of a fire. 

Smoke detectors protect households by:

  • Providing an early alert as soon as the presence of smoke is detected decreases the chances of injuries and tragedies caused by fires 
  • Sounding a loud, distinct high-pitched alarm to notify the family of a fire 
  • Being hardwired into the home’s electrical system to ensure they work. They can also hold backup batteries to function even during a power outage.
  • Connecting to other smoke detectors so that if one sounds in one part of the house, all of them will sound the alarm to ensure the household hears it 

Carbon Monoxide Detector

carbon monoxide detectorWhile most households ensure their smoke detectors are working correctly, it’s also crucial to have carbon monoxide detectors installed. These alert families to the presence of carbon monoxide in a home and help protect them from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is very dangerous to health. Families may not be aware of its presence in a home until it’s too late. To avoid this, they can install carbon monoxide detectors so an alarm will sound if the device detects the dangerous substance.

Electrical Inspections

To ensure a household’s electrical system operates safely and correctly, homeowners should routinely hire an electrician to perform an electrical safety inspection. These allow electricians to determine if there’s an issue with the electrical system that could put the household at risk. They will proactively check the home’s wiring, outlets, electrical panel, and electrical appliances to look for issues and ensure everything is up-to-code. 

They will also inspect a home’s lights to ensure the wattage is correct and open outlet and switch boxes to check their condition and prevent electrocution risks. They can also test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they work correctly. If households notice symptoms like a burning smell, flickering lights, or frequent circuit breakers tripping, they should schedule an immediate electrical inspection. These services allow an expert to perform the necessary electrical repairs or replacements before the issue worsens. 

About ICT Electric

ICT Electric is a locally-owned company with over 30 years of experience serving Rhinelander and the surrounding areas. They offer flat rate pricing, an on-time guarantee, and a satisfaction guarantee. Call them today for electrical services in Rhinelander, WI.

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