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02/28/2019
It’s important for all homeowners to keep their home safe from electrical hazards. Not only to prevent injury but also to prevent damage to their home.

Electricity is something which has been around for so long that most people have become quite complacent about its usage, trusting that surge-switches and similar items will protect them from all types of electrical problems. However, in reality, the best protection from electrical is prevention.

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe from Electrical Problems

With extensive experience and knowledge of electrical, fire, and water Buffalo Builders, Inc. has prepared the following post with some easy to adopt tips which can help keep your home electrically safe.

Prevent Curiosity

Children are naturally curious, and unfortunately, are at a convenient height for your electrical sockets, with many children thinking that these are great play items or spaces for them to stick their toys or any other item they collect during their adventures. Childproof plugs are a great way to prevent your electrical sockets from becoming their latest toy or interest and are easy to install and remove (by an adult) when the times comes to use the socket. Power cords are often the first part of an appliance to break and cause problems. Why? Because the majority of people pull out cords from the wall socket holding the cord and simply yanking. And while this works, it can not only damage the socket but also the cord itself, leading to frayed and damaged wires. Instead, each time that you want to unplug a device, reach down to the plug and pull it out directly. Not only can this help prevent electrical issues with your cords but it can also extend the lifespan of your device or appliance.

Extension Leads

There is no denying that extension leads are incredibly handy. However, it’s important to remember that these items are not designed to be used on a permanent basis. Instead, they are only a means to provide a temporary electrical supply when performing a task. For this reason, take a look around your home and look for any extension leads which have become part of your furniture and consider installing new sockets where they lead. Not only can this prevent electrical issues but it also reduces the risk of people tripping over cords inside your home. If your home has suffered electrical, fire, or water damage, remember that water damage restoration work isn’t a DIY task. Instead, speak with a professional at Buffalo Builders, Inc. by calling 866 801 8100 and find out how their expert knowledge of water damage restoration near Denver, CO and experience can return your home to its former state safely and thoroughly.

Look Up!

Each time that you use a ladder outside your home, the first thing that you should do is to look up and assess the area for electrical safety. Something as simple as touching a metal ladder against an active power cable can be enough to cause serious injury and spark an electrical fire. If you look up and see the potential for danger, the best option is to find another way to complete your work or call out a professional electrician who knows what they are doing. It’s as simple as that.

Inspect Your Appliances

If you can’t remember the time you inspected the condition of your appliances, now is the time to do just that. The first place to start is by checking the cord for any frayed wiring or melted cables. If you can spot either of these signs then it’s time to either repair or replace the appliance. The most common places you will find this and other damage is in your kitchen, often caused when cords are close to or resting against cooking appliances, such as portable burners or even the steam from a kettle.

The Best Electrical, Fire, and Water Damage Restoration in Denver, CO

Whether your home has sustained damage caused by an electrical issue, a fire, or water, it’s important to speak with an expert before attempting to complete the repair work yourself. As enjoyable as a DIY task is, when it comes to work like water damage restoration there is more to it than a regular DIY enthusiast could ever know. Instead, call Buffalo Builders, Inc. at 866 801 8100 and ask for their attendance to provide an assessment and get their advice on the matter. With extensive experience, trust in their knowledge to provide you with the right advice and the best way to move forward with your water damage restoration.