Electrical accidents can usually be prevented by knowing the risk factors and calling for professional service whenever necessary. As an expert electrician Santa Rosa CA relies on for repairs and renovations, we can teach you about the common causes of electrical injuries, fires, and property damage — and how to avoid them.
Common Electrical Accidents Electrician Santa Rosa CA
House fires from bad wiring. Many people think electrical fires stem from bizarre or random events, but the problem can usually be traced to bad or faulty wiring.
Know the signs of bad wiring: flickering lights, a burning smell, hot outlets, tripped breakers. If you notice these signs — or have an older home and are unsure of the wiring quality — call the electrician Santa Rosa CA trusts for safe, reliable wiring.
Carpet & furniture fires. The convenience of running wires under carpet or upholstered furniture is not worth the associated risk of fire.
If your home has wires around flammables talk to your Santa Rosa electrician about updating your wiring. Get more outlets installed if you are using extension cords inside the home.
Injuries and fires started by cords and plugs. Damaged or misused cords and plugs lead to shock, fire, and property damage even more often than bad wiring. Exposed wires and damaged plugs cause overheating and sparks.
Replace power cords when damaged, especially laptop and phone chargers that get used heavily. Don’t yank plugs out of the wall. If your outlets seem to be overheating and causing damage to plugs, call an electrician Santa Rosa CA residents can trust for immediate service.
Electrical shock due to water. Bathroom and kitchen appliances be kept safely away from water, and you should regularly check and respond to leaks throughout the home.
Call a professional to install GFCI circuits near water and in outdoor areas. As a full-service electrician Santa Rosa CA homeowners can rely on, we can provide thorough inspection of all potentially wet areas.
Injuries while cleaning & repairing appliances. Many people get shocked or otherwise injured when cleaning appliances or repairing electronic devices. Even when turned off, a miswired or damaged appliance can transmit a shock.
Many people get shocked or otherwise injured when cleaning appliances or repairing electronic devices. Even when turned off, a miswired or damaged appliance can transmit a shock.
Always have your electrics unplugged during any maintenance. If you have noticed a small shock, call a licensed electrician Santa Rosa CA expert for an inspection before a bigger accident occurs.
Striking buried power lines. Serious and even fatal injuries can occur if you accidentally strike a buried cable.
If you enjoy gardening or have a renovation project planned, make sure you know where lines are buried. If you don’t know, talk to your utilities company, city officials, or a knowledgeable electrician Santa Rosa CA residents can trust for peace of mind.
Injured children. Kids end up with far too many injuries from electrical accidents, often from getting curious around outlets and chewing or playing with wires.
Kids end up with far too many injuries from electrical accidents, often from getting curious around outlets and chewing or playing with wires.
Childproof your wall outlets and cabinets where appliances are kept. Keep wires and other electric parts away from very young children. Ask your electrician Santa Rosa CA parents trust for safe work about whether your home has risk factors before having children visit your home.
Be on the lookout for problems with your wiring and electronics, and call Spyrka Electric prefers for fast, professional help!