The days are getting shorter, the leaves are piling up higher and there’s a hint of pumpkin spice in the air. This can mean only one thing – Fall is near. This change in weather patterns and temperature will undoubtedly bring new challenges to electrical safety around the household. In order to stay safe and get the most out of your fall electrical services, please take advantage of the following 5 Expert Electric tips for Fall:
Safely store away Spring / Summer electrical equipment
Although nobody enjoys the packing and storage of their Spring and Summer electrical household items, it’s a necessary chore that helps significantly protect the household from unnecessary electrical hazards. When packing up these electrical items, it’s imperative that they are stored safely and strategically in order to protect them from severe weather conditions. This includes warm weather tools such as lawn mowers, trimmers or any other electrical devices. It is also important to drain these household items of any leftover gas or fuel.
Ensure outdoor electrical equipment is weatherproof
For outdoor projects that require electrical equipment, it is necessary to ensure that the equipment is weatherproof. Any lawn mowers, leaf blowers or other equipment should be able to withstand the cold weather, rain or snow that often comes with Fall. If you’re unsure whether or not your electrical tools are weatherproof, feel free to contact our team of electricians at Expert Electric.
Beware of dry leaves and their proximity to electrical equipment
Dry leaves are often overlooked as an electrical danger. To ensure your household’s safety in Fall, keep all dry leaves away from any electrical equipment including lighting, cords and outlets. Make this part of your household routine and get into the habit of cleaning up all the dry leaves.
Ensure all cords and electrical wiring is damage-free
It’s best to get an early start on this tip and get it out of the way before the cold weather and rain roll in. Set aside a couple of hours on the weekend to inspect all outdoor electrical wiring and cords to ensure they are damage-free. Even a small rip or tear in an electrical cord can make any devices susceptible to danger.
Inspect all outdoor electrical equipment for damage
Since you will already be setting aside some time to inspect your electrical wiring and cords, take a few hours to also review all outdoor electrical equipment for any damage. This includes pools, hot tubs, saunas and more. Ensure that all of the equipment is operating properly and that any damage is fully addressed and handled before severe weather conditions roll through.
Have any questions about fall safety tips or electrical services? Expert Electric has all the answers! Please visit out contact page for a local number near you or fill out one of our online forms. The Expert Electric team of licensed electricians is here to ensure all of your fall electrical projects are handled safely and efficiently.