Are you experiencing issues with your electricity? Issues with your electrical system can cause extensive damage to your property. However, preventative measures can help keep you safe and help you save money on expensive repairs. Here are three ways to prevent an electrical fire from impacting your home or business. 

Update Electric Wiring

>Old or damaged electrical wiring is a major factor in starting electrical fires. For example, you may have issues if you hear hissing when flipping on light switches or if your lights flicker frequently. Maybe you own an older home with knob and tube wiring still being utilized. To prevent electrical fires, contact an experienced local electrician to perform an inspection to determine if you need to update your wiring.

Protect Your Home from Overloaded Outlets

Plugging multiple appliances into outlets can increase the risk of electrical fires. Only one item should be plugged into a socket. Your outlets should also be wired into a ground socket on a separate circuit from other outlets to protect your home. Avoid the use of power strips or extension cords.

Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Electrical outlets called ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) outlets are designed to sense wiring issues or damaged electrical components. If these issues are detected, the outlets will terminate electric flow to reduce the risk of electrical fires. A licensed electrician should install these devices to keep you safe and prevent recurring issues. 

Prevent Electrical Fires with Finch Home Solutions

Electrical fires can be the top source of damage to your property. If you have an older home, you may need to have your home reassessed to improve the safety and efficiency of your electrical system. Finally, install Smoke Alarms and make sure they function properly.

Finch Home Solutions can help you with prevention with a comprehensive range of services for Minnesota customers in Owatonna and surrounding communities. Experienced electricians are available 24/7 for electrical troubleshooting and upgrades. Call to request an appointment today. 

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