essential summer electrical safety tips

Essential Summer Electrical Safety Tips

As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures soar higher, summer brings along its own set of joys and challenges. While we all eagerly anticipate fun-filled outdoor activities and relaxing vacations, it’s crucial to remember that summer also poses unique electrical safety concerns. At Miller’s Services, we prioritize your safety above all else. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide, highlighting essential summer electrical safety tips.

Have Your Electrical System Inspected

Before diving into summer festivities, be sure to call and schedule an electrical inspection with us. The expert electricians at Miller’s Services will inspect your electrical systems thoroughly and look for any signs of wear and tear, exposed wiring, or overheating appliances.

With our meticulous inspection, you can rest assured that your electrical systems are in top-notch condition, ready to handle the summer heat and keep your home safe and efficient. Take advantage of our $89 Electrical Safety & Efficiency Inspection, which covers:

    • Main Panel with Tune-Up
    • Wiring in Main Panel
    • Breakers for Proper Operation
    • Aluminum Wiring in Panel for Oxidation
    • Outside Meter and Enclosure
    • Outside Main Feeders
    • Receptacles for Proper Operation
    • Surge Protectors
    • Exhaust Fans for Proper Operation
    • Accessible Lights, Switches, Dimmers, Receptacles, Ceiling Fans
    • Main Service Grounding and Tightening as Needed
    • Grounding and Connections

Keep Water and Electricity Separate

Whether you’re enjoying a pool party or watering your garden, always remember to keep water and electricity far apart. Avoid using electrical devices near water sources and invest in waterproof covers for outdoor outlets to prevent accidents. 

Additionally, when it comes to your pool, it’s essential to ensure that all electrical components, such as pool pumps, lighting, and heating systems, are installed and maintained correctly to prevent electrical hazards. Trust the expertise of our electricians at Miller’s Services to handle the wiring of your pool safely and efficiently, ensuring that your summer fun remains worry-free.

Be Mindful of Lightning

Summer storms can bring breathtaking displays of lightning, but they also pose a significant risk to electrical safety. Unplug electronic devices during thunderstorms to protect them from power surges, and avoid using corded phones or electrical appliances until the storm has passed.

Invest in GFCI Outlets

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are a lifesaver when it comes to preventing electrical shocks, especially in outdoor spaces where moisture is present. Consider installing GFCI outlets near swimming pools, patios, and any other outdoor areas to enhance safety.

Invest in Surge Protectors

Power surges are common during summer months, particularly during thunderstorms. Protect your valuable electronics and appliances by investing in surge protectors for an added layer of defense against electrical damage.

Teach Children Electrical Safety

With kids out of school and spending more time at home during the summer, it’s essential to educate them about electrical safety. Teach them to avoid playing near electrical outlets, never to touch electrical appliances with wet hands, and to notify an adult immediately if they encounter any electrical hazards.

By following these essential summer electrical safety tips from Miller’s Services, you can enjoy a summer filled with fun, relaxation, and peace of mind. Remember, when it comes to electrical safety, it’s always better to be proactive than reactive. 

Stay safe, stay informed, and make this summer one to remember for all the right reasons! If you are in the Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Yorktown, Williamsburg, or the Northern Neck areas, contact us today to schedule your electrical inspection.

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