Essential Electrical Safety Products for Homes
The top priority of our licensed electricians is safety in both residential and commercial properties. Besides annual inspections and routine maintenance, there are several electrical safety products that should be installed in every home. These devices will safeguard your family, pets, friends and employees against shocks, electrocution and, even worse, fires. Since much of your electrical system runs behind the scenes, hidden inside the walls, it is important to protect yourself. EP Electric LLC is dedicated to stressing the importance of protection by highlight the top 5 electrical safety products & devices you must have installed in your home.
Top 5 Essential Electrical Safety Products for Homes
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon monoxide is a deadly colorless and odorless gas that kills hundreds of innocent people every year. Depending on the size of your home this electrical safety product should be installed on every level, especially near the bedrooms and garages. While many homeowners can hook up the basic battery-operated ones themselves, we recommend hiring an electrician to install more robust and reliable hard-wired carbon monoxide detectors.
Safety Plugs: These are very common in homes with small children. It is simply a plug that covers the power socket to prevent items from being shoved inside and causing shock or damage.
Surge Protectors: We’re not talking about the simple power strips that plug into the wall. A whole house surge protector can withstand multiple electrical surges over the house of many years. Of all the electrical safety products on our list, this one is well-worth the investment to protect expensive electronic devices and appliances.
Safety Switches: This device is designed to safeguard against electrocution. It can be installed at the switchboard (recommended), power outlet or appliance. At the switchboard level only a licensed electrician can install this component.
Smoke Alarms: All homes must have several working smoke alarms scattered throughout their homes, specifically in the kitchen, bedrooms and a common area. For extra protection, an electrician should install these devices directly into your home’s electrical system.
Safety Devices for Residential Electric Systems
While electricity is one of the most important parts in our everyday lives, it is also one of the most dangerous. EP Electric LLC is dedicated to the safety and well-being of your family, loved ones and staff members. If you haven’t yet scheduled your home electrical safety inspection, please call us right away. Our electricians are available for 24/7 emergency electrical repairs and a variety of other services in Bucks County PA, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.