Follow these tips for safe household lighting!

After the year that we’ve all had, there’s nothing quite like being able to spend some quality time at home with the family. It’s going to take much more than a global pandemic to ruin our lives, and it all starts with being safe and responsible when we go out. But pandemic or not, we spend a lot of time at home, and we owe it to ourselves and our families to make sure that they are always safe and comfortable.

When it comes to electricians near Little Rock, Arkansans continue to choose Gary Houston Electric as their favorite team of electrical contractors for business and home electrical services. The phone is always answered at GHEC, and we will make sure that you understand every part of our estimate before we start working. We bill for our services based on standard labor rates, and stand behind our service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Let us know how we can help, and be sure to do these easy things to reduce your risk to electrical emergencies:

Use power strips safely-The power strip has become a standard component for several rooms in the house. Computers and entertainment centers all require a lot of plugs in one place, and power strips come in handy. But some offer surge protection, and some do not. Be sure to get what you need, and follow the instructions. During the fall and winter, we like our space heaters, but they should never be plugged into a power strip, surge protection or not.

Install Grounded and GFCI outlets-Most homes built after 1964 have grounded outlets, but there are exceptions. Replacing them is relatively easy, and very inexpensive. Be sure to switch off the main breakers if you’re installing the outlets yourself, and be realistic about your DIY abilities. The modest savings on an electrician aren’t worth your family’s safety if it’s not a job you can do on our own. Be sure to also install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets in kitchens and bathrooms.

Resolve longer-term problems-Electrical wiring should be inspected at least every 25 years. Switches or outlets that don’t work should be safely disconnected and removed.

If you have any questions about electrical safety, or if you need an electrician, contact us online or at 501-375-8330.