Even though it may not quite feel like it in the Lower Mainland, Spring has officially arrived. Each season, the licensed electricians at Expert Electric like to pass along some general electrical safety tips to keep everyone safe around electrical equipment and wiring. As Spring rolls in, the sunshine comes out and people tend to spend more time outdoors. Follow these electrical safety tips for Spring in order to stay safe while having fun!
Review all electrical wiring and appliances around your home
Spring is the perfect time to inspect all of the outdoor wiring and appliances around your home. If you have a pool, hot tub or other outdoor appliances, ensure that they are free of any loose electrical wires and cords. You are likely going to be spending more time in your pool or hot tub in the Spring and it is important to remember that water and electricity do not mix!
Clean your indoor electrical appliances
If you live anywhere in the Lower Mainland, your electrical appliances were likely working overtime this Winter. It is a good idea to spend some time checking and cleaning these appliances to ensure that they are operating properly. Spend some time cleaning your stove’s exhaust hood, dryer ducts and any appliances you used to heat your home during the Winter.
Replace any damaged electrical equipment
If you have any damaged electrical equipment at your home, contact your local licensed electricians and have them repaired, especially if the equipment is going to be used to cool down your home as the weather warms up.
Inspect your outdoor lawn and landscaping electrical equipment
Spring is ideal for playing catch up on all of your home’s gardening, landscaping and lawn care. If you are using any electrical equipment like lawnmowers, hedge trimmers or other tools to handle this, ensure that they are safe and ready to use before putting them to work.
If you are interested in learning more about electrical safety tips for Spring or have a question about any of our residential or commercial electrical services, please contact the licensed electricians at Expert Electric. You can reach us at 604-681-8338 or book an appointment by filling out a form on our website. Expert Electric specializes in both commercial and residential electrical services.