Monthly Archives: November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from the Staff at ARC Electric Company

 

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke

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**Please note that our office will close on Thursday, November 24th re-open on Monday, November 28th. Our staff will be enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones! Thank you for understanding!
 
**As always if there is an electrical emergency, our phones are answered live 24 a hours a day by an on-call technician – (704-821-7005).

Thank You For Choosing ARC Electric Company

 
Thank You for Choosing ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail
 

During this season of gratitude we would like to take a moment to “Thank You” for choosing ARC Electric Company as your go-to electrical contractor!

From our entire staff, Thank You!

 
If you feel someone has gone above and beyond for you OR we have not lived up to your expectations, please let us know. We take all “Reviews” seriously and they are sent directly to Chris Harrill, our President, and Mike McFadden, our Service Manager. Below is the “Review Us” link. So let us know how we are doing…good or bad!

 
REVIEW US
Thank you for your feedback; it is greatly appreciated!

 
**Please note that our office will close on Thursday, November 24th re-open on Monday, November 28th. Our staff will be enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones! Thank you for understanding!
 
**As always if there is an electrical emergency, our phones are answered live 24 a hours a day by an on-call technician – (704-821-7005).

 
 

Rising Spotlight: ARC Electric Company Offers CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection Tests


Did you know there is a residential home fire in North America every 6 minutes! ARC Electric Company is the only company in North Carolina and upper South Carolina to offer CurrentSAFE, an Electrical Hazard Detection test for your home.
 
Learn more by contacting ARC Electric Company at 704-821-7005 or by visiting their website: arcelectriccompany.com
 
ARC Electric Company provided these tips:
* 3 decades ago, you had an average of 17 minutes to get out of your home during a fire. Today, with modern homes, you have an average of 3-4 minutes to get out of your home during a fire.
* The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA.org) estimate there are over 44,000 electrical home fires every year; these fires resulted in an estimated
* 410 deaths
* Over 1,300 injuries
* $1.3 billion dollars in damages
* Electrical issues inside your home DO NOT heal themselves.
* CurrentSAFE is an Electrical Hazard Detection test for your home…
* CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system…
* CurrentSAFE is the ONLY non-destructive method of testing your homes electrical problems…
* ARC Electric Company is the ONLY company in North Carolina and upper South Carolina to offer this revolutionary Electrical Hazard Detection test…
 
** FREE In Home Assessment to discuss CurrentSAFE’s Electrical Hazard Detection test and see if it is right for you – 704-821- 7005!
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Teaching Kids About Electrical Safety

There are simple electrical safety tips for children that are important in preventing serious injury. Children are naturally curious and do not know the hidden dangers of electricity. Teaching them the basics about the power of electricity and electrical shock helps to keep them safe from harm.
 
There are several resources for finding the best tips.
 
We highly suggest Kids Corner – ESFI. Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a wealth of knowledge for parents and teachers to help their kids learn electrical safety. They have a great kids corner with cartoons, games and facts. We try to post from time to time some segments of P.I. Plug – P.I. Plug is ESFI’s Mascot and helps kids get involved.
 
We also suggest National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The NFPA has great literature on teaching children on electrical safety.
 

Fall Electrical Safety Tips Newsletter

 
Dear ARC Electric Customer,
 
With cold weather approaching ARC Electric Company wants to remind you to keep your homes electrical safety in mind as many activities move back inside. Below we’ve compiled a quick list of electrical safety tips to keep in mind this fall! With outdoor activities ending now is a good time to make sure your homes electrical system is up to par! Consider having a CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection test performed! Learn more about CurrentSAFE HERE!
 
This fall and winter we are asking our customers to use caution in using heating pads and electric blankets. According to ESFI.org heating pads and electric blankets cause approximately 500 fires each year; the majority of these fires involved an electric blanket that was more than ten years old.
 
Three decades ago, you had an average of 17 minutes to get out of your home during a fire. With modern homes today, you have an average of 3 to 4 minutes to get out. At ARC Electric Company we stress that every home needs working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. A working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a home fire.
 
As always, please give ARC Electric Company a call if we can be of any assistance
– 704-821-7005!
 
 
Is Your Home CurrentSAFE?
CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system. This is the ONLY non-destructive method of testing your homes electrical issues.
Unfortunately, electrical issues will not heal themselves.
 
Call us today to schedule your FREE In Home Assessment to learn more about CurrentSAFE!
 
 
Fall Electrical Safety Tips
For the full list of electrical safety tips, check out our latest blog post by CLICKING HERE!
* Check outlets for loose plugs, which can overheat and cause a fire.
* Test ground fault circuits (GFI) outlets to ensure they reset properly when pressing
the test button.
* If there are young children in the house, make sure unused outlets have safety
covers installed.
* If you are frequently resetting circuit breakers, call an electrician to inspect
the circuit and upgrade the electrical panel if necessary.
* Make sure electrical cords are in good condition. Never use tape to fix a damaged
electrical cord, always replace the cord.
* Use only weatherproof electrical devices for outside activities.
* Test smoke detectors and CO detectors monthly.

 
 
Smoke Alarm Safety
Newer smoke alarm recommendations and technologies now provide greater levels of
home fire protection than ever before. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of
these advances and lack the recommended level of residential smoke alarm protection
as a result. Their homes may not be equipped with the appropriate number of alarms,
or they may be relying on outdated or nonfunctional devices.
 
Check out our website for more information and tips by CLICKING HERE!
 
 
www.ARCElectricCompany.com
704-821-7005

Understanding Smoke Alarm Safety

Smoke detectors were an amazing invention and has since saved thousands of lives every year. Every home should have a smoke detector, actually new code requires one on every floor and outside every bedroom. This is done to save as many lives as possible during a home fire.
 
Smoke Detectors need to be changed out every 10 years and Sparky the Fire Dog has a cute little video to show you how to check the date on your alarms!

 
All smoke detectors consist of two basic parts: a sensor to sense the smoke and a very loud electronic horn to wake people up. Smoke detectors can run off of a 9-volt battery or 120-volt house current.
 
Three out of five home fire deaths in 2009-2013 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
 
Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
 
In fires considered large enough to activate the smoke alarm, hardwired alarms operated 94% of the time, while battery powered alarms operated 80% of the time.
 
When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.
 
An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a photoelectric smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, or where extra time is needed to awaken or assist others, both types of alarms, or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms are recommended.

Electrical Safety Tips for This Fall

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As cold weather approaches ARC Electric Company wants to remind you to keep electrical safety in mind as the cool fall air moves many activities back inside. Find some electrical great safety tips below!
 
 
 
As always, please give ARC Electric Company a call if you have any concerns about your homes electrical! 704-821-7005
 
* Check outlets for loose plugs, which can overheat and cause a fire.
 
* Test ground fault circuits (GFI) outlets to ensure they reset properly when pressing the test button.
 
* If there are young children in the house, make sure unused outlets have safety covers installed.
 
* If you are frequently resetting circuit breakers, call an electrician to inspect the circuit and upgrade the electrical panel if necessary.
 
* Make sure electrical cords are in good condition. Never use tape to fix a damaged electrical cord, always replace the cord.
 
* Use only weatherproof electrical devices for outside activities. Protect outdoor electrical devices from moisture. Make sure electrical equipment that has been wet is inspected and reconditioned by a certified repair dealer.
 
* Test smoke detectors and CO detectors monthly.
 
* Safely store warm weather tools like lawn mowers and trimmers. Check cold weather tools, such as leaf and snow blowers, along with their power cords, for unusual wear and tear. Repair or replace worn tools or parts right away.
 
* Unplug and safely store battery chargers that won’t be in use again until spring.
 
* Keep dry leaves swept away from outdoor lighting, outlets and power cords.
 
* Make sure electric blankets are in good repair and certified by an independent testing lab such as UL, CSA or ETL. Power cords should not be frayed, cracked or cut.
 
* Do not tuck your electric blanket under mattresses or children, and do not put anything, such as comforters or bedspreads, on top of the blanket while it is in use.
 
* Never allow pets to sleep on an electric blanket.