ARC Electric Company will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (July 3rd and 4th) in observance of Independence day. As always, our phone line will be answered by the on-call technician. Our staff will be home with their families. Thank you for understanding.
Testing Your Smoke Alarms Monthly
*Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
*Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
*Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
*Smoke alarms need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
Testing Your CO Detector
*Test CO alarms at least once a month using the “Test” button to ensure it is drawing electrical power. It will emit high-pitched, loud beeping, usually louder than a smoke detector. During this test it will also speak to you.
*Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the CO detector and knows how to respond.
*If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries and replace. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
*Replace CO detectors every 7 years.
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People ask all the time, what is an EHD (electrical hazard detection test)? Well, this new video helps explain it in a great way!
Kevin Dickey, founder of CurrentSAFE, takes a few moments to explain CurrentSAFE’s Electrical Hazard Detection test!
Onslow County Fire Marshal’s Office Highlighted as an NC811 Safe Digging Partner
Greensboro, NC (June 1, 2017) Onslow County Fire Marshal’s Office has been chosen as the NC811 Safe Digging Partner for May 2017 due to its ongoing commitment to safety, damage prevention and spreading the “Call Before You Dig” message to the public.
Many safe digging partners have made the commitment to call 811 prior to any excavation, but few go above and beyond with making safety their #1 priority. The Onslow County Fire Marshal’s Office has shown their commitment to keeping their community and employees safe. They participate in the monthly Jones/Onslow Utility Coordinating Committee meetings along with promoting the safety message to the Rural Fire Departments throughout the county. During the month of April, Onslow County Emergency Services participated in the Fire Marquee challenge sharing the message of Calling 811 Before You Dig on many marquees around the county. “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner NC811 is looking for: The commitment to keeping the community safe by promoting the call 811 before you dig message,” said NC811’s Education Department Manager, Ann Rushing.
Howard Corey, Education Liaison with NC811 acknowledged Brian Kelly of the Onslow County Fire Marshal’s Office with a Safe Digging Partner award certificate at the Onslow County Board of Commissioners meeting in Jacksonville, NC on Monday, May 15, 2017. “Onslow County Emergency Services realizes that when utilities are damaged, it has the potential to not only affect a single home, but it could affect a whole community,” said Kelly. “Furthermore; it can affect our ability to respond while crews repair services. Our goal is to keep units in the station and not have to respond to emergencies. Sharing the message of “Calling 811 Before You Dig” is just another method that helps us with our cause.”
Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first. Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.
About Onslow County, Jacksonville, NC
Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 767 square miles and is located in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately 120 miles east of Raleigh, and 50 miles north of Wilmington. The City of Jacksonville is the County seat, and the areas surrounding the City constitute the major population centers and growth areas in the County. Onslow County is home to more than 185,000 people and includes the incorporated towns of Holly Ridge, Richlands, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, part of Surf City, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Approximately 156,000 acres comprise the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, and more than 43,000 marines and sailors are stationed there.
Whether buying or selling a home, it is always a good idea to get an understanding of where the home’s electrical system. We have worked with countless real estate agents, sellers and buyers to work up a free estimate for their home inspection report. Call our office to inquire about getting a FREE estimate – once we receive a report, we will look it over and work up an estimate to be emailed over. If you would like to schedule the repairs, we would be glad to set that up for you, as well!