Breaker Box copyAs the weather cools down and daylight-saving time shortens our days, bring your home projects indoors with Seider’s help. You might consider putting your remodeling plan into action, adding that vent fan you’ve been wanting, or starting the home addition that you’ve been dreaming about. We understand that with these projects, homeowners try to do DIY home repairs and maintenance where possible to save money—that’s why we would like to offer some electrical safety tips to keep your home and family safe.

In the event that you need assistance, our licensed electricians can safely and professionally install, upgrade, and repair any electrical needs in your home.

No matter what project you are embarking on, we want to offer a few electrical safety tips:

• Know where circuit breakers and fuse boxes are located, as well as how to properly operate them
• Never attempt electrical repairs or rewiring without proper certification—that’s what our team at Seider is for
• Do NOT put water on an electrical fire—use a dry fire extinguisher or baking soda instead
• Avoid overloading extension cords, sockets, and plugs
Write the location and purpose of each circuit breaker, fuse, or switch on the panel board
• Replace any light switches that have a tendency to flicker
• Ensure exhaust fans are clean—remove lint regularly to eliminate fire hazard
Regularly check cords for cracks, kinks, splits, or frays
• Ensure all cords are firmly plugged in when in use
• Encase all outlets properly with solid, secure plates so that all wiring is enclosed
• Watch for tripping breakers: if your circuit breaker is immediately tripping after you’ve reset it, it’s warning you that there’s an electrical hazard in the house