Lighting up your home for the holidays shouldn’t come with worries about faulty wiring. Make sure your home is bright and beautiful this holiday season with proper wiring, eliminating any concerns about hiccups when putting up lights.
Before setting up your lights for the holiday season, learn more about how to prevent mishaps from occurring! Follow along with our helpful troubleshooting tips to help keep your home in top shape.
When you’re in need of an electrical inspection, look no further than Deets Mechanical and schedule your service today with our professional electricians!
Upgrade Your Outlets
When setting up any kind of electrical wiring around your home, always consider the last time you checked the quality of your outdoor and indoor outlets. Our team believes homeowners shouldn’t have to worry about whether numerous strands of lights will overload their system.
In an older home, there’s always the chance that they still have two-prong outlets. Two-prong outlets run the risk of having an electrical shortage or worse — starting a fire from not being securely grounded. Check that your outlets are three-prong outlets before installing any kind of high-voltage lighting or electrical wiring.
With Deets Mechanical, we’re here to provide services that ensure your electrical paneling and outlets are ready to tackle the holiday season.
Install Additional Outlets
There’s always a chance that the number of outlets inside and outside your home is not enough for the amount of lights you want to use during the holidays. While an extension cord might be considered an obvious solution, there is the risk of the cord becoming overloaded and leading to a shortage or starting a fire.
To make sure your home is in tip-top shape, call on Deets Mechanical for an electrical inspection or outlet installation!
If you’re concerned about electrical shortages, consider installing a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to your most at-risk outlets. Installing a GFCI will help prevent the outlet from overloading and potentially causing a fire. Contact Deets Mechanical for professional assistance when replacing your outlets!
Ensure Your Lights Work
Before turning your home into a lighted masterpiece this year, make sure that all of your holiday lights work! Watch out for frayed wiring of any kind on your cords and run a small test strip with some lights before incorporating the rest.
It’s always best to make sure that nothing in your lights is frayed or broken since damaged electrical equipment poses a safety hazard. If you’re unsure about the state of your wiring, don’t risk hanging those lights. Instead, keep your household safe by investing in an inspection from our team!
Schedule Your Inspection
The most obvious troubleshooting option is to book a regularly scheduled electrical inspection with Deets Mechanical. Get your home ready for the holiday season and be prepared for any possible situation with an electrical inspection from our team.
Keep these tips in mind before you embark on the journey of lighting up your home for the holidays! Keep your home merry and bright this season by scheduling today with our electrical professionals at Deets Mechanical!