Common Hidden Electrical Dangers in Your Home

Alli - October 24, 2023
Universal Electrical Services

Lack of Proper Electrical Safety Measures

In both cars and homes, electrical systems should incorporate essential safety measures like fuses, circuit breakers, and surge protectors. These protective devices are designed to prevent electrical overloads, short circuits, and fires. Fuses and circuit breakers interrupt the flow of electricity when the current exceeds safe levels. If these safety components are missing or malfunctioning, there is an increased risk of electrical fires due to overcurrent conditions.

Surge protectors, in particular, play a vital role in safeguarding sensitive electronic equipment from voltage spikes caused by electrical storms or power fluctuations. In the absence of surge protectors, such equipment can be damaged or, in extreme cases, lead to fires. Ensuring the proper installation and maintenance of these safety devices is crucial for both cars and homes to prevent electrical fires.