Category Archives: CurrentSAFE

Lighting Strike and Testing of Electrical Wiring

Many people ask; “after a lightning strike how can I properly test my electrical wiring?” or “my home was hit by lightning, what should i do?”
 
After lightning strikes, we highly recommend having CurrentSAFE® electrical hazard detection test performed on your home. This test locates any electrical hazards concealed behind your walls; during the CurrentSAFE® process our technician will inspect the wiring inside the walls using minimally invasive tools.
 
North Carolina ranked on the Top Ten States for Number of Lightning Claims by State Farm in 2014*. Lightning may not seem as destructive as other disasters, yet a strike can cause serious damage to electrical equipment and appliances, disrupt electrical service for long periods of time, and spark fires. In 2014, State Farm paid nearly $149 million dollars for insurance claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes.
 
 

Keep Your Bathroom Safe From Electrical Hazards

 
At ARC Electric Company we try to promote home electrical safety. As electricians, we constantly are reminded of fire hazards. “Whenever you mix water and electric, it could be an extremely dangerous situation,” said Ellen Tesauro, of All Decks and Improvement (alldecksand-improvement.com). “Managing electric in the bathroom must be thoroughly thought out, for all persons living in the home to be protected from shocks, or worse, electrocution.”
 
Lets admit, we all spend a lot of time in our bathrooms and often don’t take the electrical safety in that room serious. Besides a kitchen, bathrooms are a place where water and household electrical items coincide on a regular basis. To keep your bathroom safe and worry-free for you and your family, electrical experts advise taking the following precautions.

The most important precaution in the bathroom is keeping all electrical devices away from the water and switches away from the tub and shower. This is part of the building code, and also makes it less likely that anyone will touch a switch or outlet while they’re bathing or showering.
 
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
Bathroom GFCI receptacle protection is required by the National Electrical Code (NEC). This type of outlet has a push button on it to switch off the entire breaker in case any problems arise. GFCI protection is required for all new bathroom outlet receptacles; in an existing bathroom, at least one of the outlets must be GFCI. Since today many bathrooms are equipped with numerous electrical current-hungry devices, bathroom electrical power supply requirements have had to be adjusted. In the past, the bathroom often shared its electrical circuit with other areas such as the kitchen and the garage, but this is not considered sufficient any longer.
 
Bathroom Lighting
Some types of light fixtures are not permitted within a certain area in the bathroom. This spot is directly above the bathtub and shower stall and extends 3 feet horizontally and 8 feet vertically from the bathtub top rim and the shower stall threshold.
Types of light fixtures or parts of fixtures forbidden in this area include:
* Cord-connected lights (i.e., a table lamp)
* A chain/cable or a suspended cord
* Track lights
* Pendants
* Ceiling fans.

 
**If you feel there are underlying electrical issues in your home, please give us a call today to set up a FREE In Home CurrentSAFE Assessment. CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your home electrical system. Schedule your assessment today – 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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Do You Know the Electrical Fire Statistics?

CurrentSAFE EHD - House FireAccording to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA.org) electrical failure or malfunctions caused an estimated 44,900 home fires in 2013, resulting in 410 deaths and $1.3 billion in direct property damage.
 
Do not become a statistic – call us TODAY about our CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection test!
 
 
CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system! ARC Electric Company’s specially trained CurrentSAFE Technician can locate concealed electrical problems by providing this revolutionary electrical testing on residential properties without having to dismantle, damage or cut into any parts of the home. CurrentSAFE’s unique testing process ensures the electrical safety of a home along with reducing the risk of fire or electric shock by exposing any potential hazards that can and should be corrected.
 
 

Electrical Safety After Severe Storm

Severe storms can cause a multitude of electrical safety hazards in and around your home. Lightning, downed power lines, and flooding are a few of the serious safety concerns associated with a severe storm. Unfortunately, many electrical safety hazards remain long after the storm has passed.
 
ARC Electric Company offers CurrentSAFE, the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system! Our specially trained CurrentSAFE Technician can locate concealed electrical problems by providing this revolutionary electrical testing on residential properties without having to dismantle, damage or cut into any parts of the home. CurrentSAFE’s unique testing process ensures the electrical safety of a home along with reducing the risk of fire or electric shock by exposing any potential hazards that can and should be corrected.
 
CALL US TODAY TO SET UP YOUR FREE IN HOME CONSULTATION TO SEE IF CURRENTSAFE IF RIGHT FOR YOU! 704-821-7005