How to Keep Your Home Safe This Christmas!

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I am very particular with the referral partners I work with. Sending my clients to an electrician who will educate, understand, and go the extra mile for my clients is so important.  Kevin Jackson from Yellow Jacket Energy Services has proven himself to be one of the best electricians I have had the privilege to work with over the last 9 years. Here is Kevin letting us all know how to keep our homes safe this Christmas.

With the Christmas season in full swing, many times people are thinking about all sorts of things, but usually not the state of the smoke detectors in your home.  Recent survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.  Here are some basic key things you need to know:

  • Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home, as smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.
  • In addition to smoke detectors in homes, Carbon Monoxide detectors can play an equally important role in preventing another silent killer.

Typically the months with the highest number of house fires is December and January, which is directly related to Christmas trees, lights and extra appliances.  Here are some things you need to know for this Christmas season:

  1. Make sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights have been tested for safety, and recycle any damaged light sets.
  2. Any lights you use outdoors must be labeled suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a properly protected receptacle.
  3. Overloading electrical outlets or circuits is dangerous and can cause fire
  4. Bedtime means lights off! ­ Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off each night.
  5. Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. The tree shouldn’t be shedding its needles readily.  When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye.

If you are unsure about any of the above information, let us help you keep your family safe this holiday season.  We have WCB and are fully insured for your protection. With multiple Master & Journeyman Electricians on staff we will help you stay safe this holiday season.  We are a local company that takes great pride in doing good work. Excellence in Service. Every Customer, Every Time.

Keep in touch with Kevin and Yellow Jacket Energy Services:

Visit their website here

Email at contactus@yellowjacketenergy.ca

Call at 1-855-955-2285

Still have questions about your home this winter? Let’s chat!

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