Safety First and it does not matter where you stay. There is some safety precaution you need to maintain where you stay. Ok, where you stay. If I am not wrong, you stay at your home with your family. Did you think about that your home is safe from any electrical hazard?
But I think, at first you should know what you need to maintain to stay safe from any electrical hazard at your home. In this post I will discuss the Electrical and Fire Hazards in the Winter Season and how can you inspect it? So let’s go and find out.
Electrical and Fire Safety Inspection and Prevention During Winter Holiday:
Electrical problems can occur any in any time of the year and same about the home fires. But in the winter season, it comes with some very specific kind of risks. Now I am going to give you some important facts that you should keep in mind.
Carbon Monoxide (CO): Carbon Monoxide is a dangerous gas. Normally Carbon Monoxide poisoning occurs more often during the winter than any other season in the year. This poisoning happens because; CO gas is a byproduct of incomplete combustion when the process that furnaces and water heaters use to produce heats that warm our home.
So if you want to keep your home warm then you seal up your home tightly against the cold makes winter and this is the most dangerous time of year for CO poisoning at your home.
House Fires: Generally there is a big possibility of home fire break out more often during the coldest months of the year. Because this winter times everything stays very dry. So if there is an electrical spark or a small flame then it could create a big fire at your home and surrounding.
Sudden Electric Shock: There is a huge possibility that someone can get an electrical shock during winter when there are snow and solid ice. When you want to plug, outdoor holiday lights by an exterior outlet and if it’s not grounded properly then you may have a sudden electrical shock.
So if we want to stay safe from electrical and fire hazard in our winter holiday then a proper electrical safety inspection can uncover some problems in our home’s electrical wiring and electrical fixtures and it is the most important task to prevent putting our family in danger.
Now I am going to give you some advice about some electrical components that demand the most attention around the winter holidays.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms: No matter what’s going on outside of our home in winter but inside our home, we have to keep warm and this is the main season of home heating. If your home furnace runs on natural gas or oil then it will generate Carbon Monoxide gas.
This CO gas is used to vent harmlessly by the exterior but something it blocks when the vent or the equipment malfunctions and this time your family could be at risk for CO poisoning.
A proper electrical safety inspection includes examining each and every Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas detector in your home to ensure a maximum level of functionality for your peace of mind.
Smoke Detectors: Some statistic found that more home fires usually occurring between the months of December and February than any other time of the year and it’s important for each and every smoke detector to be up and running during this emergency time. A proper electrical safety inspection at your home includes verifying the proper placement without obstacle for each smoke detectors and testing each one for correct functionality to ensure your safety.
House Surge Protectors: Usually winter storms have enough potential to cause power surges which can put your home’s electrical devices like HVAC equipment and some other appliances at risk of damage or malfunction. But if you have a whole house surge protector then a proper electrical safety inspector can make sure it’s operating properly and if you don’t have this protective system for your house then this may be a good time to install one to make sure full protection.
Outdoor Lighting: We always want to light up our house’s indoor and outdoor section in Holly Christmas. So when you are hanging holiday lights then it could create a sudden spark if your home’s exterior outlets are not up to code. An electrical safety inspector can ensure you that you have the right outlets installed at your house and you can make any upgrades if necessary.
Security Lighting: It’s true that homes are often the main target of burglars around the holiday’s time in winter. You can reduce your chances of becoming a sad victim; you can install outdoor safety and security lighting.
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