Did you know that approximately 800 electricity-related fatalities are reported in the United States each year? According to the National Ag Safety Database of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, electrical currents above 5 milliamp (mA) “can cause loss of muscular control, irregular heart rhythm and, finally, cardiac arrest.”
Data suggests the need for every home or business to keep in mind that, when it comes to electricity in general, safety is always a priority! Keep in mind these safety tips when dealing with electrical equipment and systems:
- A seemingly insignificant electrical spark can be a threat to your entire property. To avoid such risks, leave the job to professionals. While you may be confident in your DIY expertise, the safest route is to NOT attempt DIY repairs when it comes to electrical jobs. Leave it to the trained professionals!
- Do you sometimes smell something burning in your home or office? Are you worried you might have connected some wires incorrectly when you attempted to fix an electrical outlet? When in doubt, call emergency electricians immediately to assess the situation and address it. Doing so prevents unwanted sparks that could lead to fires.
- The Colorado Springs Fire Department revealed that in the state of Colorado alone, a staggering 10.2% of all fires in 2018 were caused by an electrical malfunction, and 3.5% of them lacked electrical maintenance. Never take electrical repairs and maintenance lightly and attend to electrical issues immediately. Hire only certified emergency electricians for the job!
Eggers Electric is a team of well-qualified electricians specializing in all types of electrical services for residential and commercial work in Loveland, CO and surrounding areas. For all your electrical concerns, call us at 970-669-1883 today!