The cold is on its way out and sunshine is right around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about getting started on your home’s electrical work that couldn’t be done during the winter. With that in mind, it’s important to keep in mind safety, especially when it comes to electricity. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you get started that will help keep you safe when getting ready for those warm summer days.
When it comes to doing any sort of electrical work on your home, water is your biggest enemy. Especially during the rainy season in spring. Always be aware of the weather when working outside and save any electrical work for a dry day. Something as small as wet grass could pose a hazard when working with electrical currents so be aware of the weather conditions before starting any projects.
Air Conditioners and Fans
These appliances are an absolute necessity during those hot summer days. Having one of these appliances stop working means having to endure the heat with no relief. While you may be tempted to try and fix these machines yourself in order to get a quick fix, these appliances can be extremely dangerous if not worked on by a professional. When it comes to heating and cooling units you should always hire a professional to come out and maintenance your machine in order to avoid any serious damage. Improper repair of these appliances can pose a serious electrocution or fire hazard risk for your home, so be sure to call a professional to come service your machine to avoid any hazards.
Most people tend to stow away their tools for the cold winter months when they aren’t doing regular work around their home. When taking your power tools out for the summer be sure to inspect them for any frayed cords or broken plugs as these can pose a serious electrical hazard. If you notice any of these issues with your tools, do not use them as they can pose a fire hazard. Also be sure to always unplug any tools you are not using and make sure not to leave them plugged in for extended periods of time. If a power tool begins to trip or malfunction, unplug it immediately to avoid electrical hazards. Also make sure to use tools with insulated grips in order to minimize the risk of electrocution.
Hopefully these tips help you avoid any serious safety hazards when during maintenance on your home during the spring and summer months. When in doubt, always be sure to consult a licensed professional beforehand to avoid putting yourself in harms way.