Residential Electrical Fire Prevention
Malfunctions within your home’s electrical system can lead to serious bodily injury such as electrocution and, if left unresolved, more dangerous situations including electrical fires. Thanks to modern advances in tools & materials, electricians and homeowners are now more aware of the causes of electrical fires, as well as proper prevention guidelines to follow. If your home’s breaker box, outlets & switches, electric panel and wiring have not been inspected or upgraded in some time, call EP Electric LLC at 215-433-5004 for an electrical fire prevention inspection. Our licensed electricians serve Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and the surrounding residential communities.
AFCI & GFCI Outlet Installation for Electrical Fire Prevention
Outdated or deteriorated outlets are the #1 cause of electrical fires in homes. Look for loose connections, electric shocks or burning smells as signs that your outlets & switches need to be replaced. Similarly, if your home is still using 2-prong outlets that are not grounded, call our general electricians immediately. All residential properties must be equipped with modern 3-prong GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) and AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter) circuit breakers to ensure electrical fire prevention. An AFCI prevents fires by identifying a non-working electric arc then de-energizing the power before it starts a fire. GFCIs protect against serious shocks and electrocutions by discovering abnormalities in a current and shutting it down right away. GFCI circuits are mandated in residential kitchens, bathrooms, garage walls, unfinished basement, crawl spaces and other such areas where water/moisture are present.
Prevent Electric Fires & Shocks
Your home’s circuit breaker alone is not equipped to detect and respond to overloads and does not protect against arcs which produce irregular currents. In order to ensure electrical fire prevention your residential property must be fortified with AFCI and GFCI protection. Besides outlets, other potential causes of an electric fire include old light fixtures, misuse of extension cords, improper/inefficient wiring, defective/damaged cords & appliances, as well as overloaded circuits. It is vital for the safety and protection of your home and family to schedule an electrical safety inspection from a certified & licensed electrician. We’ll inspect your home to ensure all components are up to the safety standards and protocols necessary to safeguard against any potential fires or severe electrical damage.
EP Electric LLC is available for 24/7 emergency electric repairs, power restoration service, burning smell emergency calls in the Greater Philadelphia area. Call 215-433-5004 to discuss repairs, upgrades or new installation to your home’s various electrical components.