Anyone who has seen National Lampoons Christmas Vacation remembers the scene where Griswold plugs in the holiday lights to show his hard work off to the neighbors. While the inevitable catastrophe may be entertaining to watch on the big screen, having a similar situation in real life is no laughing matter. Overloading your electrical system with thousands of twinkling lights and jumbo animatronic snowmen is not a good idea. Doing so might win you the neighborhoods Best Decoration trophy, but it could put you and your family at risk of electrocution and dangerous fires. Always put your best foot forward with help from the professionals at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our certified electricians are proud to serve home and business owners in Fort Worth, Aledo, Arlington, Mansfield, Burleson, Weatherford, Saginaw, Lake Worth, White Settlement and Benbrook, Texas. Over the years, we’ve helped a lot of local communities stay safe during the holiday season and we want to do the same for you. Here are a few tips to help your home stay joyful and safe this winter.
Having an annual inspection is a good idea, regardless of what time you choose to schedule it. Having frequent inspections can alert you to problems that would otherwise go unnoticed. If you are a proactive homeowner that prefers to stay on task when it comes to property maintenance, you might consider planning to get your electrical inspection before the holidays arrive. A licensed and insured electrician will be able to pinpoint any areas of potential danger, and will be able to update and repair any weaknesses in your system. If you need an electrical inspection in Fort Worth or a nearby community, call the team at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. You’ll go into the holiday season with confidence that you can have the best decorated home on the block, without endangering your loved ones.
The number one cause of winter time electrical fires is overloaded circuitry and outdated wires. If you’re homes electrical system is ungrounded or hasn’t been updated in over a decade, you might want to get professional help before you plug in that giant Rudolph. Many people assume that all they need for protection is a cheap outlet strip from the store. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If your circuit experiences a surge, it could not only cause a fire or electrocution, but it can also severely damage expensive electronics throughout the home. Call Mr. Electric to schedule your next circuit repair or wiring update in Fort Worth or the surrounding DFW area.
One way to reduce the chances of overloading circuits this winter is to update your decorations to LEDs. While you might be tempted to save cash during the busiest shopping season of the year, getting the right kind of holiday lighting is a worthwhile investment. If you can’t replace everything, start with one or two items, and gradually replace your decorations over the years. Not only will it help protect your home’s electrical grid from being overwhelmed, but it could also significantly reduce January’s utility bills.
Are you ready to get your home’s electrical system ready for Santa’s sleigh? Then call the licensed and insured professionals at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth today.