Austin, Texas
17 Indian Meadows Dr. , Suite A100
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 246-1145

5 of The Most Common Electrical Hazards Seen by Licensed Electricians July 7, 2015

Austin, Austin-Round Rock Metro Area, TX
5 of The Most Common Electrical Hazards Seen by Licensed Electricians, Austin, Texas

Your home should be a place where you and your family can feel safe. Identifying and tackling common household problems is part of your responsibility as a homeowner, even if it can be time consuming. Quantum Electric in Round Rock, TX wants to help you prevent any problems from getting out of control, so here’s a list of the five most common electrical hazards seen by the company's technicians.

  • Outlets: All of the outlets in your home should be well away from sources of water, but you’d be surprised at how many home builders tend to overlook this fact. If you have an outlet that you feel is too close to the sink or bathtub, don't use it!
  • Chords: Another common household electrical problem is frayed or cracked electrical cords. If the casing on an electrical cord is showing signs of wear and tear, that’s a good indicator that the cord isn’t safe to touch, so replace it immediately.
  • Lights: This one seems obvious but can be easily overlooked: keep light bulbs away from flammable material. It’s important to make sure you don’t have your bedside lamp too close to your bed.
  • Wiring: Often, homes can suffer from poor wiring or an outdated electrical system. If you think there’s a problem with the wiring in your home, have a licensed electrician come and inspect it so you can prevent major problems down the road.
  • Appliances: Make sure to never use any appliances with wet hands. This seems like a no-brainer, but it can be easy to forget. Also, ensure they’re plugged in correctly before using them.

For more helpful tips on electrical hazards or to hire one of Austin’s expert electrical contractors, call Quantum Electric today at (512) 246-1145, or visit the company online

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Quantum Electric
What Type of Security Lighting Is Best for My Business?, Austin, Texas
Whether you’re running a small business or industrial complex, you can’t afford to deal with break-ins. They can lead to significant losses and damage, which is why security more
3 Different Types of Security Lighting for Your Home, Austin, Texas
Installing a security lighting system is one of the easiest ways to protect your home and family. With a variety of exterior lighting options available, you might be uncertain about more
How to Find a Commercial Electrician, Austin, Texas
As a business owner, you rely on exterior signage and security lighting to advertise your business and keep your lot safe for your customers and employees. To get the lights up and more
3 Benefits of Neon Exterior Lighting, Austin, Texas
When it comes to exterior lighting and business signage, neon is a classic choice. First debuted in its modern form in 1910, neon and neon-style lights fit almost any more
Why Exterior Lighting Is an Important Aspect of Your Business' Security , Austin, Texas
The goal of any business is to create a safe and secure environment during and after business hours. Yet, if your building and parking lot aren't equipped with security lighting, more