Safeguarding Your Home’s Electrical System While You Soak in the Sun

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Many homeowners take long vacations to relax and rejuvenate themselves and their families over the summer. But before you embark on your adventure, you should always make sure your home’s electrical system will stay safe and functional while you’re away. At Yoder Electric, we understand the importance of preventing electrical system emergencies while you’re away. In this blog post, we’ll show you 3 ways to prep your system for summer vacation.

Step 1: Check your outlets, switches, and any visible wires for damage.

To give yourself peace of mind before your summer trip, comb over your house to look for any signs of either damage or everyday wear and tear. If you notice any issues (e.g. damaged outlets or worn-out wires), it’s best to seek professional assistance. Yoder Electric’s experienced electricians can inspect your house’s system and take care of any potential concerns. The result: your home stays safe, and you can have peace of mind while you’re on vacation.

Step 2: Unplug all your non-essential devices and appliances.

Did you know that leaving something plugged in while you’re away is risky, even if the device or appliance is turned off? Before you leave for the airport, always unplug non-essential devices and appliances. Make a checklist of common items to unplug: televisions, computers, small kitchen appliances, chargers, etc. To keep your home extra-safe, consider investing in power strips with surge protection. These save you money on your energy bill while providing an extra layer of safety when you leave for vacation.

Step 3: Set up timers for your lights and ask a friend for help.

Making potential burglars think you’re still home is a necessity when it comes to taking a trip. Always set up a security system and timers for your lights to make it look like you’re home even when you’re not. By programming lights to turn on and off at different times, you can give the impression that someone is in the house. You should also think about asking a trusted neighbor or friend to water your plants, check your mail, and call an electrician if something does happen. Having a reliable contact can provide an extra level of security and help address any potential electrical problems that may arise.

Vacation-proof your electrical system with Yoder Electric!

Preparing your electrical system before summer vacation is an essential step in ensuring the safety and security of your home. By conducting a home electrical inspection, unplugging non-essential devices and appliances, and putting your lights on timers, you can spend your vacation having fun instead of stressing out.

At Yoder Electric, our highly qualified team helps homeowners protect their electrical systems. That’s why we encourage you to take proactive measures, relax, and enjoy your well-deserved break, knowing that your home is safe and secure in your absence.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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