The holiday season is upon us, with Thanksgiving on Thursday and Christmas is just around the corner! It’s a wonderful time of year for decorating, hosting, and cooking with friends and family! Staying safe when it comes to your electrical wiring and needs, will keep the holidays bright for you, your family, and friends. As you enjoy these holidays, please take some time to review our electrical safety tips and take care to avoid potential hazards.
Inspect Electrical Decorations Before Plugging In: If any of your decorations are damaged, loose, or have exposed wires, they have the potential to cause a serious problem and may be a fire hazard. Cracked or damaged sockets, with loose connections may cause a serious shock and are also considered dangerous. Texas Electrical can help provide maintenance to the electrical outlets in your home to ensure your safety this holiday season.
Avoid Overloading Electrical Outlets: One of the most common reasons for holiday electrical fires are overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires. To avoid overloading your home’s electrical outlets, plug only one high-wattage into each outlet at a time. If you have to use
Keep Christmas Trees Fresh: Dry trees can become a serious fire hazard in your home. Minimize your risks by watering your tree daily, to ensure it stays hydrated and fresh through the season. Artificial trees have less risks and may be a better solution for families looking to cut down on electrical hazards this season.
Protect Electrical Cords: To avoid shock or fire hazards, cords should never be pinched by furniture, forced into small spaces such as doors and windows, placed under rugs, located near heat sources, or attached by nails or staples.
Don’t Leave Kitchen While Cooking: Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires in the country. Play it safe this holiday season, while cooking food for your family and friends make sure you are watching your food closely and never leaving anything unattended. This is a major way you can help reduce your risk of having a house fire.
Don’t Run Decorations Around The Clock: Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when going to sleep or leaving the house. Unattended candles are the cause of one in five home candle fires. Also, consider using artificial, battery operated candles in order to avoid fire hazards.
Texas Electrical knows emergencies are never planned for. This is why we provide 24/7, around the clock emergency electrician services to the Greater Houston area. If you have an electrical issue this holiday season that needs to be addressed immediately, contact the highly trained and professional electrical technicians at Texas Electrical. We will help get you back in track and fix any problems you are having! If you experience a fire, call 911 to protect your home and loved ones.
Texas Electrical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Bellaire, Houston, Katy, Piney Point Village, Southside Place, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, Missouri City, Richmond and West University Place. For all of your electrical needs, contact Texas Electrical today!
Texas Electrical Residential Contractors, LLC.
12031 Reedcrest St
Houston, TX 77085