Denver Electric and Solar: Five Home Hazards To Avoid

The joys of home ownership can be especially rewarding but with it comes an abundance of responsibility. One of the key components associated with any property is the electrical system which powers the entire residence and is critical to making everything function. From the lights above to the wall outlets and appliances, getting power to your home in the safest and most efficient way possible can be key for not only literally keeping the lights on but doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Electrical fire causes range from a variety of different situations but there are plenty of known factors to avoid. By keeping a watch out for any potential hazards and allowing for a professional inspection when or if needed, homeowners can not only protect their home but also spot potential problem areas which may need to be addressed. This can help to keep things properly working and safe throughout the home.
Extension Cords

Extension cords should only be used as a temporary option when power is needed outside the general reach of a secure source. Unfortunately, many individuals use extension cords as a permanent solution and this can cause an issue. In the event there is a situation which may require such a scenario, then it should be considered to add an appropriate outlet instead of risking the dangers associated with any permanent extension cord fixture.
Faulty Wiring

Improper or outdated wiring can also cause an issue and potential fire hazard. If you are purchasing an older home and are concerned about the wiring, then electing to have a professional inspection completed may be beneficial. Not only will it point to any issues, but correcting any faulty wire situation will keep you protected.

Water Exposure

Outlets which are located near water or have the potential for any water exposure are also hazards both inside and outside the home. Typically located in the kitchen or bathroom, relatively new code regulations have been put in place to provide protection but if your home is older, then it may be worth taking a look at your outlets.


Kids are innately curious and once mobile have been known to become inquisitive about outlets inside the home. Seeing the adults in their home routinely putting things in and out of these slots in the wall could lead to a dangerous situation. Protecting your home if toddlers are present can be critical to the safety of your residence, inhabitants, and guests.

Circuit Overload

Having too many appliances or items pulling power from the same circuit can cause an outage, overload, or circuit breaker to flip. These events are the result of electrical currents not being properly balanced throughout the system and will likely need to be redirected or reconfigured if this is a routine occurrence.

If you have any questions about these or other potential electrical hazards with residential systems or common issues, give the Luxray Electric and Solar experts a call today. In addition to providing answers to any of your installation or safety questions, they can also take care of multiple other issues associated within the power grid of your home. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas for over 15 years, our clients have an extensive history of being supported and helped for a variety of different electrical needs. If you have questions about your services, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on whatever your needs may be very soon!
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