Electrical Safety in Tampa
Protecting Your Home from Electrical Hazards
Although relatively safe, electrical systems come with certain risks. Exposed wiring, overloaded outlets, short circuits, and frequent power surges are just some examples of common electrical problems that can result in house fires, electrocution, and other dangers. When you’ve noticed a problem with any electrical component, be sure to contact Small Jobs Electric® right away. We provide a range of top-quality electrical services including routine inspections, code compliance upgrades, and rewiring to protect your home and family.
For more information about how we can help protect your home and family in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County, please contact us at (813) 652-0565!
Helpful Tips to Keep You Safe
According to the National Fire Protection Association, faulty wiring and other damaged electrical components account for 69% of all electrical fires. This is why it’s important to call a professional electrician from Small Jobs Electric® as soon as you’ve noticed a problem. Not doing so can only worsen the situation and put you and your family at risk.
There are also a number of things that you can do on your own to protect your household from electrical hazards, including:
- Avoid overloading your outlets or using extension cords
- For homes with corroding wires or aluminum wiring, consider rewiring
- Make sure to turn off the light switch when replacing light bulbs and fixtures
- Keep water away from your sockets or install GFCI outlets
- Put covers on electrical outlets, especially when you have kids at home
- Always remove electrical cords carefully
- Regularly test and replace the batteries of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Additionally, we recommend scheduling an electrical inspection at least once a year. Regular inspections of your electrical system can help uncover poorly installed components, code violations, and more. It can also tell you when an electrical appliance or fixture is already down to its last legs and may need a replacement.
Tampa Electrical Emergency Services Available
Should an urgent electrical problem occur, such as sparking or blown outlets, sudden power loss, or the smell of burning wires, don’t wait—call Small Jobs Electric®. Our Tampa electricians are on standby. We can be there for you in a flash complete with a fully stocked truck to solve electrical problems quickly and efficiently. Your safety always comes first.
For more electrical safety tips or to schedule an inspection, contact Small Jobs Electric® at (813) 652-0565!