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Our Hayward Electricians Want to Protect Your Home

Electrical fires cause over $100 million in home and commercial damages every year. Most of these fires are caused by failures in common electrical components and could have been avoided with monthly maintenance checks. Our Hayward electricians suggest that you check the following things at least once a month to help avoid a fire.

  • Electrical cords are one of the biggest fire starters, especially in areas where they come into contact with carpet and upholstery. These cords should be replaced if and when they crack or fray or suffer damage from accidents or animals. Cords should remain out of high traffic areas where people could trip over them and yank the plug from a wall outlet causing damage to the plug prongs.
  • Another common fire starter is a blown light bulb. Whenever you replace a bulb make sure it is the correct wattage for the socket. Using a bulb that uses a higher wattage can cause an unsafe heat build-up in the wires leading to the socket and cause it to short out.
  • Circuit breakers and fuses need to be checked periodically. If a fuse of the wrong size is placed in a breaker it could cause a host of problems from allowing too much electricity to pass through to sensitive electronics to blowing prematurely and causing power outages. If you aren’t sure what size fuse belongs in a particular slot, call in a Hayward electrical contractor to label your box for you.
  • One of the most important pieces of equipment that can be placed in a utility room, kitchen or bathroom is a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter). This device immediately shuts off the electrical supply if it detects water. This can prevent accidental shocks and electrocutions due to electrical devices coming in contact with water for any reason.
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Backup Generator Installation In Hayward

A backup generator for your home or business ensures you will have power when the rest of your block won’t. Some appliances in our homes and business are too important to let have not running because the power goes it. It create a real vulnerability and just an overall headache when the lights don’t work. Call Gentec Services today to see if a backup generator is the best option to keep your fridge cool all year round.

Each of our customers has different needs and a backup generator installation in Hayward is one of the more specific solutions that we provide for our clients. When you work with Gentec, you can rest assured the job will get done right and be designed just for your needs. From automatic or manual switches, to the KW size of the generator, we walk you through all of the options with a professionally trained electrician. Call and find out why our customers keep coming back.

Most Hayward Electrical Damage is Easily Preventable

In addition to these tips, our Hayward electricians suggest that you install surge protectors on all of your major appliances and electronics to prevent damage from lightning strikes or power cycling. Call a Hayward electrician to shock proof your home today!

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