Are you leaving on a vacation sometime soon? Before you head out, make sure you’ve prepared your electrical system accordingly. Taking a few extra steps now can save you a call to your electric service company later. Your local electrical contractor would be happy to troubleshoot any problems you may have with your electric when you return. However, here are several tips to ensure he doesn’t have to!
1. Turn Off All the Lights
Any electrician will tell you that it’s good practice to turn off all of the lights before leaving for a vacation. Not only will this save you money, but it will keep your home safer from electrical damage while you are gone.
2. Kill the Power to Your Washer and Dryer
Every section of your home left electrically active has the potential to go “haywire.” The fewer areas that remain on while you’re gone, the less risk your home has. Avoid unnecessary electrical repairs by shutting off the power to your washer and dryer.
3. Unplug Appliances and Electronics
You probably don’t even realize how many items you have plugged in on a daily basis. Before you leave, walk through your home and unplug all of them. Items run through surge protectors are fine, however, as long as you flip the switch on the unit.
Back from a Trip and Need Help with Your Electrical System?
If you find yourself in need of an electrician, you can count on Neighborhood Electric Services of Snohomish and King Counties to provide the assistance you need. We offer a wide range of residential electrical services, including repairs, inspections, and upgrades. For more information about our company or to request a free electrical panel current heat inspection, visit our website. You can also call (425) 689–7770 to set up an appointment today!
Edited by Justin Vorhees