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Do you want to keep your home safe from electrical fires? How about safe for your family to enjoy without worrying about electrical problems? This article can help you achieve these!

When it comes to keeping your home safe, the majority of homeowners focus on putting locks on their doors and windows. And while this can help to protect residents from dangers outside of the home, it doesn't do anything to protect them from potential electrical dangers inside!

Protect Your Home and Family from Electrical Issues in Your Home

For this reason, below are some great tips from Buffalo Builders on how you can improve the electrical safety level of your home.

Always Unplug Unused Appliances

In addition to being a great way to reduce the energy use in your home, unplugging your plugs from the wall socket when you aren’t using them is also a great way to reduce the risk of electrical-fire damage in your home. While there are a number of switches and redundancies in place, if a spark or power surge makes its way to an active socket then it could lead to serious damage. Simple rule - if it isn’t in use then it shouldn’t be plugged in to any type of power supply.

How Do the Cords Look?

Just because the hair straightener is still working doesn’t mean that you can ignore the frayed cord which you plug into the wall. While the cords may look like they are protected by plastic or a rubber coating, it only takes a small amount of moisture or for one of the wires to come loose for serious problems to occur. Take a look around your home each time that you complete a big clean and be sure to check the condition of their cables. If any of the cables are looking worse-for-wear, be sure to have them replaced before using the appliance again. If possible, keep a checklist of the items you look at and make a note of their condition each time. If you are dealing with the remains of an electrical fire or other damage has occurred in your home, remember that it isn't a DIY task. When it comes to home repairs, always be sure to speak with a professional. Call Buffalo Builders today at 866 801 8100 to learn more about their services and how they can help get your property back up and running.

Don’t Extend!

Extension leads are great for temporary use cases. What they aren’t great for, however, it permanently moving power from one end of your home to the other. As convenient as they are, extension leads are not designed to be used on a full-time basis. For this reason, if you find that you have a lot of extensions leads making snaking their way through and around your home, consider installing more sockets in the spaces where you need them, instead.

Powerboard into a Powerboard into a Powerboard

Of course, another great and handy device is a powerboard. These allow you to almost magically transform one socket into four. Or 10. Or even 16! While it may look easy enough, connecting multiple power boards (daisy chaining) is a bad idea and can lead to serious socket overload and potential fire damage. In addition, similar to the extension cord mentioned above, these devices are not all designed for permanent use. If the one you are using isn’t, be sure to consider installing additional sockets to accommodate your needs.

Allow for Air Circulation

If you are using a device such as a heater, air conditioner, or even a phone charger, be sure that there is sufficient air flow. Why? Because just as you enjoy space, so too does your power sockets. In fact, if you don’t give them enough space then sufficient levels of heat can build up and cause serious damage and problems. If you find that there is a long line of cords and power boards shoved behind your couch where there is no air flow, be sure to follow the tips above and minimize them. If you do need to use them in the spaces, be sure there is sufficient airflow to keep them cool.

Electrical Damage Repair Water Damage Restoration in Colorado Springs, CO

When it comes to repairing your home from fire or water damage, be sure to speak with a professional who knows their trade. Call Buffalo Builders today at 866 801 8100 to find out how their trained and professional restoration team can get your property back up and running quickly and safely.