With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to contact Harrison Electric for an electrical safety inspection. A proper assessment of your electrical wiring will determine if your house is Christmas ready for all the holiday lights, electronics, and Christmas trees. When it comes to your electrical installation, you should never take chances with your family’s safety. We can perform a point-by-point inspection of the wiring, fixtures, panel, and other components in your home.

 

Preparing for Fire Hazards During the Winter

Electrical issues can cause fires at any time during the winter. As you’re decorating your house

this holiday season, here are a couple of items to keep in mind:

 

●        House Fires. Fires occur more frequently in the coldest months of the year because of increased use of furnaces, space heaters, extension cords, candles, and, of course, holiday decor. Harrison Electric can inspect all of your electrical components to make sure they ready for the cold season.

●        Electric Shock. Electric shock can occur for any number of reasons. It usually happens when homeowners plug lights into a socket that isn’t grounded. Electric shock can cause serious injury. We can assess your electrical outlets to determine if they are safe to use.

 

What Does an Electrical Safety Inspection Include?

Harrison Electric technicians can perform an inspection to determine how safe your wiring and components are. Our examination is comprehensive, so it covers every part of your electrical system. This includes the following:

 

●        Smoke Detectors. Every smoke detector in your house should be in condition and placed where fires could occur the most. We can replace the old detectors with new detectors.

●        Whole House Surge Protection. Blizzards, high winds, snow, and freezing temperatures can all trigger power surges. Since you are using more electricity in the wintertime, a whole-house surge protector is the best solution for keeping the power from surging and blowing out your electronics.

●        GFCI Outlets. We install GFCI outlets in areas where water is present. You can usually find them in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. Modern homes contain GFCI outlets around the house exterior as well. We make sure they are grounded and safe to us.

●        Main Panel. The central panel controls the amount of electrical current that flows into the house. A faulty board can lead to multiple surges if the electrical requirements are high due to appliances and devices in the home. We check the panel to make sure it can handle the current electrical input and output.

 

Stay Safe This Season with Harrison Electric

Harrison Electric is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of customer service anywhere in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. This is why we offer electrical safety inspections. We want to make sure that you and your family have a safe holiday season. To schedule an inspection contact us at 763-544-3300, or you can message us at mail@harrison-electric.com.


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