Electrical Safety – Recalls – Warnings
Recalls & Warnings
Here at Simply Shocking, we are genuinely concerned about people in the Oregon City, Clackamas and Portland OR areas when it comes to general electrical safety. Life is busy and we are all doing our best to get everything done, and this makes general electrical safety easy to overlook. We want to make sure that all of the residents in our local area are aware of the electrical safety hazards that all homes face, most especially older homes.
Below are common electrical issues that have been known to cause home fires. We encourage you take a closer look to the information provided below to ensure that you and your family are not at risk, or are better able to address electrical fire risks in your home. For more detailed information on how to prevent electrical home fires please visit FEMA’s Electrical Fire Safety information.
Older homes are more vulnerable to fires due to old electrical wiring, tripped circuits, blown fuses, worn out electrical plugs and defective electrical panels. Call us today and we will be happy to inspect your home and provide suggestions to increase your electrical safety and ensure you are not at risk for electrical fires.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide detector Maintenance
Everyone is aware of the importance of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, however many people forget that they too, need maintenance. We encourage interconnected smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, so that when one goes off, they all do. It is essential to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors once a month to ensure they are in proper working order. Maintaining your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors could one day save your life.
Defective Electrical Panel Recalls
There have been numerous reports throughout the years of defective electrical panels causing home fires. Certain Electrical Panels manufactured by Federal Pacific, Pushmatic, and Zinsco have been found to be faulty. Older split bus panels can have weak links in the panels. For more detailed information about the safety of your electrical panel please visit www.ismypanelsafe.com.
If you have an electrical panel made by anyone of these manufacturers call us today so we can come and inspect your breaker box to ensure you and your family are safe. Additionally, if your electrical panel is over 30 years old, it is time for a maintenance inspection as well, to ensure your breaker box is in proper working order.
Heating Safety Warnings
It is absolutely imperative that you keep radiators, space heaters, fireplaces, wood stoves, and furnaces three feet away from any objects that can be burned. Failure to do so, can result in a home fire.