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Did you know? There are certain ways that things should be done when it comes to the electrical system in your Hampton Roads home! It’s a matter of electrical safety, and knowing what should and shouldn’t be could save you from a major headache down the line.
Here are some not-so-commonly known facts about your electrical system that we feel you should know!
Specialty Outlets in Bathrooms & Kitchens
Bathrooms and kitchens are required to have special outlets known as Ground Fault Interrupters (or GFIs) instead of standard outlets. This is to protect the homeowner from electrical shock in areas with an abundance of water.
Proper Wiring in Certain Rooms
Rooms with heavier loads, or bigger appliances that draw more electricity, such as the kitchen require differently sized wire to accommodate for the power draw. If this isn’t followed, the wire can become overloaded and lead to an electrical fire.
Correctly Sized Breakers or Fuses
Just as important as wire sizing, breakers and fuses are your home’s main line of defence from electrical fires, overloaded appliances and more. Breakers and fuses that are too small for a circuit will trip more frequently as they’re overloaded - while breakers that are too big might not trip at all, leaving you and your family defenseless against shock or worse.
We believe that knowledge is power! That’s why our knowledgeable electricians can help you and your family stay safe with electrical services that are done up to code. Not sure if your home’s electrical system was installed properly? Don’t hesitate to call and set up an appointment with our electricians!