When we think of spring cleaning, we usually think of dusting, mopping, and general tidying up, but it’s also a great time to get started on other home maintenance jobs that have been neglected. When you perform electrical spring cleaning, you may instantly transform into your home while also eliminating the possibility of future electrical problems. Spring cleaning can help you shake off the winter blues and get ready for the new season by refreshing and re-energizing your home.
Replace any light bulbs that aren’t working.
Many individuals switched to longer-lasting CFL lights to be more environmentally friendly, but improper use of these bulbs can result in house fires. These bulbs should never be used in pot lights, dimmers, recessed lighting, or track lighting. If you have a dimmer, you must use a dimmer-compatible bulb. Make sure you’re using the suitable kind of light bulb for your light or fixture by double-checking the wattage. When the wattage is too high, your light may be damaged or cause a fire.
Examine your cords and plugs
It’s vital to check your wires and plugs on a frequent basis to avoid electrocution, electrical fires, and other hazards. This includes checking for frays and exposing wiring where it shouldn’t be. Any indicators of harm should be taken seriously and should not be overlooked. It’s advisable to replace them with new ones that operate with your electrical wiring if they’re broken.
Note: Make sure there are no cables that could cause a tripping hazard.
Power strips and surge suppressors should be checked
These electrical gadgets are made to handle a specific amount of electricity. Avoid overloading a circuit or causing a fire or electrical shock by connecting too many items into the same outlet.
Clean the exhaust hood above your stove
After a long winter of indoor cooking, clean the exhaust hood over your stove (inside and out). Buildup of food particles, dust, and grease encourages bacteria growth and poses a fire threat. Remove and clean the hood filter, and clean any exposed surfaces using a degreasing chemical.
Arrange for a home inspection
The safety of your home’s electrical components is our primary concern at Comet Electric. Please pay attention to your home’s electrical system and energy usage during spring. If you have any worries, our skilled team is here to help you. Comet Electric can help you save time, money, and headaches.
Do you have any doubts that your home’s electrical system is as clean as it should be? For help with your Electrical Spring-Cleaning Checklist, contact Comet Electric today at https://phonecomet.com/contact/