Electrical Shock Prevention

Electrical Shock Prevention: Ensuring Electrical Home Safety

The best way that you can ensure that your family will be safe and sound would be to ensure electrical home safety. In this way, you will be in a position where you would be able to prevent shock and fires. The best way you can do this would be to seek the assistance of Butterworth Electric service professionals. In this way, you will be able to get a new arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) installed or set in place ground fault interrupter(GFI), such that it would help you prevent electrical hazards at the business or at home. The AFCI would help differentiate normal current flow from arc faults and this can as a result stop the electricity transfer that would help prevent fires.

Is your home safe from electrical hazards?

In case, your home is not safe from electrical hazards it is high time that you set in place some or the other type of mechanism that would ensure this. In this is largely due to the fact that when electrical hazards exist, they can cause serious injuries, which might go undetected as this might happen silently and you won’t be even aware of the dangers that are lurking in the background. If the statistics are to be believed more than 400 accidental electrocutions took place in 2000. Apart from that most of these involved items that are used on a daily basis. Therefore, it would be best that these hazards are recognized before they prove to be fatal or cause any serious disability or injury.

Can you get electrocuted at home?

Well, it is quite possible that you can get electrocuted while you are at home. This is largely because electrocution takes place when the body serves to be a direct path for current to pass through in order to reach the ground. However if you install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) at home, then it can prevent electrocution from taking place. The GFCI can detect changes and it can change the electric currents at the same time turn off the power abruptly before the electrocution takes place. The GFCI’s can protect you from being electrocuted. Also, it is best that you use this to secure the bathroom receptacle circuits, kitchen receptacles, garage wall out lets and other crawl spaces or basement places that remain unfinished.

Can electrical fires happen at home?

According to estimates, there are over 165,000 fires that take place owing to faulty electrical wiring. One of the main reasons for this is owing to arching faults, which spark electrical fires. In case, an unwanted arc takes place, then it would generate a high temperature, which would exceed 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This intensity could ignite the surrounding materials such as insulation or wood due to which the fire can spread quickly throughout the home.

You shouldn’t be taking any chances when it comes to the safety of the family. All you have to do is set up an appointment with Butterworth Electric and we will get on the job right away!