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Spring Checklist for Your Electrics

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When Did You Last Check Your Electrics?

Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to get your home in spring condition. One item that should be at the top of your checklist this spring is your home’s electric system. It’s highly likely that you’ve been putting off electrical maintenance since last winter.

Now that spring is coming, this means warmer days ahead, so it’s a great idea to get your electrics examined by the trusted experts at Haley Electrical Services to ensure that everything is working properly. Give us a call at 07920 047093 to check your electrics to keep your family safe the rest of the year!

Benefits of Electrics Maintenance

There are plenty of benefits to regular electric maintenance.

1. Save on repair costs: One of the most significant benefits is the long-term financial savings you’ll acquire from preventative maintenance. By investing in regular maintenance for your home electrics, your electrician will find any potential problems before they turn into more significant damage that may end up more costly.

2. Improve home electric efficiency: In addition to this money-saving benefit, you’ll gain extra savings when your electric parts and general electricity are working properly because they are usually more efficient, saving you money on energy bills.

3. Upgrade to smart electronic devices: Well-functioning electronic devices and the opportunity for a smart home where all devices are connected seamlessly is another great perk. With a smart home, you gain control of your entire home. From security lights to thermostats to smart doorbells, you can control everything from one seamless device installed by our certified electricians.

4. Ensure safety: When you have a professional electrician from Haley Electrical Services inspects your electronic devices, you’re ensuring that your electrics are working correctly in every aspect. This means protection from fires, live wires, and other safety concerns. By hiring our team, you’re guaranteeing your home’s electricity is safe.

Electrical Maintenance List for Spring

Now that it is clear you need to prioritise your home’s electrical system for both financial and safety reasons, it’s time to consider a specific electrical maintenance list to break out this spring.

Change Your Batteries

First up on your spring to-do list is to change the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Most alarms will beep periodically when the battery is low, but it’s best not to rely on this method.

Instead, change the batteries to both alarms and test them both every spring to ensure optimal functioning this season to prevent fires and accidents.

Clean Around Your Appliances

While it may seem easy to ignore cleaning around your appliances, failure to do so may pose a fire hazard. Be sure to pull out large appliances like your refrigerator and stove and clean behind them.

Built-up dust and debris behind these appliances may heat up near electrical outlets and pose a fire risk. To be safe, clean these spots every spring.

Check Appliances

Another item that deserves your attention is ensuring that all appliances connect to an appropriate outlet. Overloading appliances onto one outlet isn’t always ideal, especially if they’re not certified GFCI outlets with a ground wire.

Test GFCI Outlets

GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. These outlets stop the flow of electricity if your circuit overloads, thus preventing any form of shock. You should ensure your GFCI outlets are working appropriately with a reliable electrician at Haley Electrical Services.

Check Circuit Panel

Yet another spring to-do list item is to have your circuit panel and meter box thoroughly checked. Make sure each panel is labelled and that each panel is working correctly.

Are your electrics safe this spring?

Whatever the electrics maintenance you need this spring, Haley Electrical Services is here to help in Essex, Herts and London. Give our expert electrician team a call today at 07920 047093 for reliable and friendly service.