We are continuing our series on some of the most common electrical pitfalls to avoid. Our previous article covered the importance of getting an electrical safety inspection to evaluate old wiring, having an certified electrician examine flickering lights that are not resolved by replacing the bulb, and ensuring areas subject to water and moisture (i.e. bathrooms, outdoor outlets, etc.) are equipped with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). Today, we will look at three more pitfalls your certified electrician recommends avoiding.
Using Three-Prong Adapters
Using three-prong adaptors on two-prong outlets is a definite no-no. If you have two- prong outlets but many of your appliances and electronics require three prongs, then consider having a licensed electrician upgrade your outlets.
If you often experience blinking, flickering or dimming lights or hear buzzing or cracking from your outlets, you may have overloaded your circuit. This is extremely unsafe. A certified electrician can upgrade your circuit panel to accommodate your usage.
Trusting Obsolete Appliances
Old appliances should be checked on a regular basis to ensure they are in working order. If an appliance is faulty, it can send surges throughout your electrical system, resulting in damage, and, in worst cases, an electrical fire.
Our next article will explore more pitfalls your certified electrician recommends avoiding.
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