With another Minnesota winter in the books, and as we begin the yearly ritual known as "Spring Cleaning," it is important to do a little spring maintenance on your home's outdoor electrical system to ensure it is running efficiently and safely as we look to make the most of our spring and summer outdoors.
We understand how easy it is to put off small maintenance items like checking your outdoor outlets and covers, changing burnt out lamps, replacing old extension cords, and all the other items that take away from this precious time of year, but Ben Franklin coined the timeless phrase back in 1736: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (He probably knew how busy our lives would be today and that we may tend to neglect our electrical services.)
Not having the time should not be the excuse.
Just like doing routine maintenance on your car prolongs its life and ensure it operates safely and efficiently, your home's electrical is no different. Every year we are called out to countless homes because of an electrical emergency that could have been avoided if caught earlier when it was only a minor issue.
The most common emergency problems we see that create major damage and cost people the most in terms of both headaches and money could be avoided by routine maintenance of the electrical system, such as tightening or replacing minor parts as they wear down.
Some startling statistics regarding electrocutions across the country:
Data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that, on average, there are more than 400 electrocutions in the United States each year.
Our team of professional electricians are always ready to make sure you, your family, and your home are ready for a safe summer. An outdoor Electrical Home Safety & Performance Assessment will provide peace of mind that everything is in good condition and you won't have any dangerous or costly surprises.
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Quick tips for safer summer:
If you have any questions about outdoor (or indoor) electrical safety, please reach out or drop a comment. Also, don't forget to share this to make sure to remind your family and friends to check their home's electrical safety features.
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