Electrical Safety Tips for Fall in Charlotte

Fall Leaves With RakeIt’s time to get ready for a beautiful, safe fall in Charlotte! Our Charlotte electricians are here to share ways to make your home’s electrical safer this fall in Charlotte.   Help prevent fires, electrical shocks, and unnecessary injuries and deaths by prepping your home for the coming season!

Fall Electrical Safety Tips for Charlotte

Cover Outdoor Electrical Outlets – Protect your outdoor outlets from the elements with “bubble covers.”

Use Space Heaters With Caution & Care – Never plug your space heater into an extension cord. Make sure there are absolutely no flammable materials near the heating unit.

Keep Equipment Away From Overhead Wires – Make sure ladders, hedge trimmers, and other tools don’t come into contact with electrical wires.

Remove Dry Leaves – Rake and bag any leaves that may encroach on electrical outlets, power cords, or outdoor lights.

Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets – All of your outdoor outlets should be GFCI protected.

Test All Smoke Detectors – Make sure you have enough working smoke detectors in your home.

Test All Carbon Monoxide Detectors – If you don’t have a CO detector, install one today! Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and deadly.

If you have questions or concerns about the electrical safety of your home, don’t hesitate to call Douthit Electrical today! If you plan on making electrical upgrades this fall, it’s time to call in the experts to get the job done right—we’d love to make your home a safer place for you and your family!

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