As we weather through Winter, the chances get higher than your home could experience an electrical emergency. With extra electrical needs pulled from things like holiday lighting, the extended use of the light inside your home with daylight savings time, and increased heating use, the stress on your electrical system raises when the temperature drops.
The most common and most dangerous electrical emergency is a fire. Often, the first warning sign of an electrical fire occurring in your home is smoke coming from an electrical outlet. If you discover smoke coming from an electrical outlet, something has gone wrong. Always dial 911 first and get your family safely out of your home immediately.
Never touch a smoking outlet and if your circuit breaker is not sparking, safely turn the power off. If a fire is already occurring, do not attempt to touch the circuit breaker.
Got Watts Electric is here to help keep your family safe. For your peace of mind, contact us today to schedule a thorough electrical home inspection so that you can enjoy the winter months without the concern of electrical emergencies.