There is no doubt, electricity is dangerous. When using or doing any type of electrical work with active electrical currents comes with safety concerns. Including electrical shock, fire, electrocution, and explosions. Which is why safety devices were invented to prevent such dangerous situations.
Here are the latest safety devices for your Orlando area home or business from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)
Available as a circuit breakers and receptacle. AFCIs protect against electrical fires from malfunctions. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of homes electrical fires can be prevented by proper AFCI protection.
Surge Protective Devices (SPD)
Protect against surges that can damage or reduce the lifespan of your electrical system and devices.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Available as a circuit breaker and receptacle. GFCIs protect against electric shock and are required in areas where water and electricity may come in contact.
Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR)
Function like normal receptacles but they include an internal shutter system to prevent foreign objects, other than plugs, from being inserted into the outlet.
Installing these safety devices can play a huge role in keeping your family and property safe. Each year, electrical malfunctions account for 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage. Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices.
As a homeowner myself, I understand it is difficult to let a complete stranger into your home to make repairs. Especially, with something as serious as my electricity. Which is why it is so important to find competent and honest electricians to update and maintain your home.
You can count on Sanford Electric Company, we offer homeowners and businesses fair pricing and unparalleled electrical service since 1925. Our highly trained staff provides knowledgeable service that you can trust.