According to @NFPA, space heaters cause of 79% of all fatal home heating fires. DO NOT plug a space heater into a power strip or extension cord. They are not designed to handle the high current flow of a space heater and can overheat and catch fire.
A pipe leak above this panel caused all of this corrosion in a fairly new panel.
Your Electrical Service Panel is the heart of your electrical system it distributes power from your service provider to every electrical device in your home or business. If this fails or is out of date major problems can occur, loss of power, damage to electrical appliances, and at worst an electrical fire.
Contact an Apex commercial electrician at Arc Electric, and schedule a panel change for your residence or commercial building!
Just as regular wellness checkups are critical for maintaining your health, routine safety checkups are critical for the safety of your home. Use ESFI's handy Electrical Safety Checkup list to ensure that you can identify and correct potential electrical hazards around your home before an electrical fire or incident can result.
Regularly check the vitals of your home, and encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same!
Visit the National Electrical Safety Month section of the website for additional resources and suggestions for facilitating a local electrical safety awareness campaign.
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According to the National Fire Protection Association, 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year. These fires result in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage. Overloaded electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Help lower your risk of electrical fires by not overloading your electrical system.
Overloaded circuit warning signs:
Flickering, blinking, or dimming lights
Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses
Warm or discolored wall plates
Cracking, sizzling, or buzzing from receptacles
Burning order coming from receptacles or wall switches
Mild shock or tingle from appliances, receptacles, or switches
How to prevent electrical overloads:
Never use extension cords or multi-outlet converters for appliances
All major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Only plug one heat producing appliance into a receptacle outlet at a time
A heavy reliance on extension cords is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have a qualified electrician inspect your home and add new outlets
Power strips only add additional outlets; they do not change the amount of power being received from the outlet
The CPSC estimates more than 50% of electrical fires that occur every year can be prevented by Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
Only use the appropriate watt bulb for any lighting fixture, Using a larger watt light bulb may cause a fire
Curiosity leads to many things, not all of them safe. Protect children by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles in your home. This permanent, cost-effective solution prevents injuries and deaths caused by the insertion of foreign objects into outlets.
Avoid using dried flowers, corn stalks or hay in your festive decorations. These items are highly flammable and could even be ignited by heat from a nearby lightbulb.
Outdoor electrical decorations are increasingly popular. To reduce your risk of shocks, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) should be used wherever water may come into contact with electrical products. Replace traditional receptacles with GFCIs or use a portable one.
Inspect all electrical decorations and extension cords before use. Discard any that are have cracked, frayed, or exposed wiring.
Use only electrical decorations and products that have been tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as UL, Intertek, or CSA.
not let a potential emergency electrical issues wait! Some problems
can be fixed inexpensively and can prevent bigger monetary loss and/or injury.
If you suspect your home has electrical issues, have seen smoke, sparks, or heat coming from any electrical device in your house please call an electrician right away to troubleshoot and fix your electrical problem.
24/7 emergency electrical troubleshooting in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and all of Wake and surrounding counties.
Whatever, whenever you have a problem, call us immediately at (919) 888-3500. We respond to ALL emergencies, no matter what time of day or day of the week.
With LED bulbs now hitting affordable prices it might be time to run out and replace all the bulbs in your home.
Cree inc. has released a new 60w equivalent LED bulb that doesn't look all that different from the regular incandescent light bulb with amazing upsides. The new bulb retails for $12.97 and can be found at your nearest Home Depot or online here. Now you might think $12.97 is still a lot for a regular light bulb, you can buy a 60watt incandescent bulb for around $0.50 or even a quality CFL equivalent for $2.00. so, why should i pay more, you ask? Here's a few reasons:
Energy Savings - Cree's new LED uses 9.5watts to give out the same amount of light it takes 60watts for the incandescent and 13watts for the CFL,
Life - LED bulbs can last 50,000 hrs! This is compared to only 5,000-8,000 for CFL's and a 750 for incandescent. This bulb could last you 50 yrs!
Green - CFL's contain a small amount of mercury which reeks havoc to our environment when not disposed of properly.
Instant on and Dimming - Unlike CFL's these LED's can dim utilizing your existing dimmer as well as turn on to full brightness immediately upon flipping the switch!
When factoring in these points, converting to LED's will pay itself back in a matter of years and you'll still have over a decade of lamp life to enjoy at a fraction of the cost.
For more information contact your friendly electricians at Arc Electric Inc. (919) 888-3500
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