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!
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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or they may be relying on outdated or nonfunctional devices.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!