Home maintenance checklist for electrical safety
Even experienced homeowners should perform electrical inspections of their homes from time to time to make sure that the wiring, circuit breakers, outlets, and plugs are in good condition and safe to use. As with any other tool, electricity should be handled with care.
To help you properly maintain your home’s electrical system, we’ve put together a quick reminder and to-do list to help you verify that your home’s wiring is safe.
Home Electrical Safety Checklist
· If a circuit breaker trips or a fuse blows frequently, have your home inspected by a professional.
· Make sure all circuits are properly grounded. Circuits are made up of wires that carry electrical current to lights and appliances so that a properly grounded wire is connected to the ground in your home.
· All outlets located near wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms should be fitted with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
· Water and electricity don’t mix, so be sure to unplug the instrument before cleaning or wiping it down.
· If you have children or grandchildren, put a protector on all outlets or replace them with tamper-resistant outlets. All new housing regulations require the use of these outlets.
· Replace scratched wires at home as they can cause electric shock or fire.
· Replace any loose or loose plugs in the outlet.
· Do not force the plug into the outlet. Also, do not adjust the metal prongs of the plug to fit the outlet. All of these actions are dangerous!
· Make sure all plugs and wires are kept at a safe distance from heat sources such as radiators or radiators. Do not place furniture on power lines or under rugs or blankets.
· If there are any signs of darkening, flickering, shoe noise, or a burning smell, a professional should investigate immediately.
· Do not connect the generator directly to your home’s electrical network. This can lead to unintentional damage or exposure to electronic products. Hire a Top electrician to ensure safety.
· Outdoors, use only wires (and items) marked for outdoor use.
· Extension cords are a temporary solution. They should not be used continuously to power household appliances. Most extension cords are not used to handle high wattage items such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and heaters.
· To avoid electrical or fire hazards when you are not using an extension cord, do not plug it in.
Tip: Just like checking your health, have a professional electrician check your electrical system every year. A qualified electrician can use an infrared tester to determine which circuit breakers in the fuse box are overheating by inspecting the electrical panel and tightening the necessary wires. This keeps the electrical system running efficiently and gives you peace of mind in the event of a conflict at home.
Why do all installations need an electrical preventive maintenance program?
Without regular inspection and maintenance, equipment failure can lead to catastrophic safety issues, inefficiencies, and increased maintenance costs. Without an EPM program, the average failure rate of electrical equipment increases by 300%.
There are many reasons why factories do not have an EPM plan. The most common are budget constraints. In most cases, maintenance planning budgets are underestimated and underfunded. Some facility managers or financial decision-makers believe that the most financially responsible strategy is to wait for failure to happen.
Typically, decision-makers postpone or ignore the maintenance of working machines and view breakdowns as the only indication that maintenance is needed.
They may not realize that equipment failures can be easily avoided while achieving higher returns at a lower cost. Lack of mechanical maintenance can cause an electrical failure. Insufficient operation of machine parts puts additional strain on the entire machine. Disconnecting mechanical parts due to improper maintenance can cause electrical failure.
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But there is a better strategy. Treating electrical equipment like a car can prevent more than two-thirds of equipment failures, namely regular inspection and maintenance.
Conventional Preventive Electrical Maintenance
The elements of the routine are grouped into three categories: Inspection, Test, and Maintenance.
Inventory: All the electrical equipment in an installation must be classified and classified according to the degree of damage that it can cause in the event of a breakdown. These are checklists. In this guide, you’ll find a list of ready-made examples to get you started.
Inspection: All items in our inventory have a regular inspection period. Some have standard inspections every year, but there are cases where more frequent inspections are needed, such as critical equipment or equipment used under conditions of rapid wear and tear.
Regular observation and testing: Observation is a good way to identify unstable components. Look for any strange sounds, smells, or visual clues that indicate vibrations. Look for dust and flammable debris. It’s your first line of defense against problems, but it’s not the only way to monitor your equipment. Extensive testing of the power distribution system may be required to ensure reliability and identify potential future failures.
Record Keeping: Detailed records of each piece of electrical equipment should be kept. This includes reports on any operational issues encountered. All fixes, replacements, maintenance dates, contact details, etc. are included, including minor issues. Whenever startup fails, be sure to turn off each lamp for 5 minutes before restarting and write down each screw you replace. This allows engineers to troubleshoot equipment more quickly.
Repairs and Replacements: This is one of the last stages of your daily work. Defective or poorly performing equipment must be adjusted, repaired, or replaced if necessary. We also recommend that you prepare a parts list for each machine and the documentation provided by the manufacturer. This will help you correctly identify, order, and troubleshoot parts.
Analysis: As with other extensive and detailed data sets, keeping detailed records of electrical equipment is invaluable. Over time, it accumulates enough data to confidently predict the operation and durability of the device. You can use this information to improve your EPM process and increase profitability.
Just like checking your health, have a professional electrician check your electrical system every year. A qualified electrician can use an infrared tester to determine which circuit breakers in the fuse box are overheating by inspecting the electrical panel and tightening the necessary wires. This keeps the electrical system running efficiently and gives you peace of mind in the event of a conflict at home.
Author Bio:- Robert Wong
Robot is a marketing manager at EZ Electric. He has an interest in writing articles related to HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs. The HVAC system has made our life convenient regardless of the climatic changes. Read Robot’s articles to know step-by-step installation guide for ceiling fans, smoke detectors, lighting, and electrical appliances in California as well as how to repair them in case of malfunctioning or breakdown.