When an electrical issue occurs at your home or business, you need help as soon as possible to both restore conveniences to your house and to protect your family from any potential safety risks. Call Electric City for 24-hour services in the Sealy area. A family-owned business, we guarantee 100% satisfaction to our customers.
We offer complete electrical services to the Sealy area, including:
- 24-hour Services
- Circuit Breakers
- Electrical Panels
- Indoor Lighting
- Outdoor Lighting
- Ceiling Fans & Chandeliers
- Wiring Repair & Replacement
- ARC Protection
- GFCI Protection
- Whole House Generator Services
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What to Do in Case of an Electrical Fire
While not all electrical issues result in an emergency, some more serious issues -- like overloaded wiring or exposed cables -- can cause electrical fires. When this emergency occurs it’s important that you know what to do to get your family out of the house safely.
Consider taking these steps in the case of a fire:
- Get everyone in your household to a safe location outside of the home or business.
- Call 911, or ask someone else, like a neighbor, to do it for you if you don’t have access to a phone.
- If you can safely access your power fuse or circuit breakers, switch the main power off.
- Do not try to put the fire out yourself. Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
After the fire has been extinguished, call an electrical contractor to inspect the damage and determine how to make repairs.
Common Outlet Issues to Watch For
You rely on your electrical outlets for many day-to-day conveniences, so it’s important to be on the lookout for issues so you can get your outlets repaired as soon as possible. Some potential problems to watch out for can include:
- Worn-out slots: As slots wear out, the metal contact points in the outlet that grip the grounding prongs can lose the ability to hold the plug. This can lead to electrical resistance and heat, which can affect the wiring.
- Loose wire connections: Circuit wire connections can loosen over time. If they become too loose, it can cause a circuit breaker to trip.
- Cracks: Cracks in the body of outlets can be potentially dangerous, as they can allow debris to enter the receptacle.
- Improper rating: Make sure the outlets you are using are appropriate for the items you are plugging into them. Outlets are rated for a particular amount of amps, typically 15 or 20.
- No ARC or GFCI Protection: Electrical codes require that outlets in most areas of your home or business have ARC protection or ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. These can help protect you from electrocution. If your house doesn’t have these outlets, an electrician will need to install them.
We understand that unexpected electrical repairs can be costly. That’s why we offer financing options to our customers. Ask us for details today!
Reasons to Get a Backup Generator
Severe storms can pose the risk of power outages, and blackouts can occur in extreme heat.
To avoid these outages and keep your family safe you can install a backup generator at your home or business. These units can allow you and your family to:
- Remain comfortable during a power outage as the air conditioner can keep running.
- Keep important household appliances -- like your refrigerator --running.
- Continue any activities you were doing before the power failure without a disruption in electricity.
- Keep your family safe by providing lights to walk around the house, up and downstairs, and keep security systems functioning.