Three Ways to Protect Your Home From Winter Electrical Hazards

Winter Electrical Preparation in South Central Texas

Winter can present unique electrical hazards for households in New Braunfels, TX, and surrounding areas. To keep your family and property safe from these types of hazards, New Braunfels homeowners should take some precautions with winter’s arrival.

1. Change Out Bad Outlets

When installing holiday lighting, it’s important to make sure all of your electrical outlets are in good condition. If they are loose or discolored an electrician may need to repair or replace them. Outlets in need of repair, whether inside or outside your home, could pose the risk of fire.

2. Check for Broken Cords

Another winter electrical hazard are damaged or frayed electrical cords. Be sure to thoroughly check all stands of lights and plug-in decorations that are stored away most of the year before using them to decorate your home for the holidays.

3. Overloading Outlets

Plugging in electric space heaters, Christmas lights, electrical decorations and other things people frequently use during the winter could overload the circuits in your home. This can cause your breakers to trip and lose power to part of your home. While flipping the breaker may be a quick fix, if this occurs regularly, you might consider an upgrade to the electrical system in your home.

GVEC for Electrician Services in New Braunfels

To replace outlets, make electrical upgrades or install whole-home surge protection in New Braunfels and surrounding areas safely and efficiently, contact [company name] today. We’re happy to do any electrician work you need to keep your home and family safe during the holidays and year-round!

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