Home Safety Features to Consider This Spring

Posted On: March 19, 2018

As a homeowner, the safety of your home and loved ones should be your top priority. Electrical systems, as well as fires and CO2, can be a real threat to you and your loved ones. Fortunately, there are several home safety features that can help prevent these dangerous and unfortunate situations from popping up. For peace of mind knowing that your family, home, and belongings are safe, call Reliable Electrical Services today.

Whole Home Surge Protection

Your electric system delivers electricity from the grid to the various points of use in your home. However, it has to be guided into and through your home in a way that’s safe and doesn’t put you, your family and your property at risk. Power surges can increase that risk, as they can cause appliances to burn out and can even result in electrical fires. A basic whole home surge protector is installed close to your electric service box and wired to it so it can protect your home’s electrical system at the source. They protect against:

  • Power surges outside the home: These include lightning strikes, although they only account for five percent of all power surges. They also include over-voltages from your utility provider. Since electricity escapes to any place it can, a whole home surge protector will stop the power surge before it can enter your home’s electrical system.
  • Power surges inside the home: Heat-generating appliances you use within the home can also cause power surges. They’re small and almost unnoticeable, but over time they wear down the devices that are connected to the electrical system. This happens because the heat degrades the components. As a result, the reliability of the devices is compromised, and their lifespan is shortened.

To help prevent damaging power surges and electrical fires in your home this spring, call Reliable today for whole home surge protection.

Carbon Monoxide and Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It can occur when systems malfunction or don’t have adequate ventilation, such as a gas heater or water heater. Exposure to CO2 can be dangerous or deadly. This is why detectors are an essential feature that every home must have. Smoke detectors are equally as important, as smoke and fire can easily cause death and injury as well. Battery smoke detectors are available, but we don’t recommend them. These models are typically placed at one or two points of the home, and may not signal an alarm until its too late.

Here at Reliable Electrical Services, we can hardwire smoke detectors into your home. Not only does this eliminate the need for batteries and testing, but it guarantees that they will sound in the event of an emergency. When one detector goes off, all of the others throughout your home will too. This will give you added security and give you and your loved ones extra time to deal with the problem.

Emergency and Security Lighting

Commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties need to have designated outlets and lighting in the event of a power outage or building evacuation. Landscape lighting can benefit your home as well, adding personal safety and home security as well as curb appeal. We offer a wide range of lighting services to keep your home or business safe and secure.

Here at Reliable Electrical Services, your safety is our main concern. Make your home safe this spring – call us today!