Check Your Home for Hazards During Electrical Safety Month
Gold Medal Service, an award-winning heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, drain cleaning, and waterproofing service company servicing all of New Jersey, is encouraging area homeowners to check the wiring in their homes during Electrical Safety Month in May.
Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors Electrical Safety Month as part of its yearlong efforts to educate homeowners about electrical hazards around the house. The organization has a special Electrical Safety Illustrated magazine available for homeowners to learn how to best protect their families and homes from electrical hazards.
“Electrical hazards can be, at best, inconvenient, and at worst, deadly, but they’re also largely preventable. It’s vital to be aware of any potential problems around your home and to correct them if you identify any,” said Mike Agugliaro, co-founder of Gold Medal Service. “Our expert electricians can inspect the wiring, outlets, appliances, and other electrical devices around your home and make sure you’re protected from power surges, electrical fires, and lightning damage.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association, as many as 47,700 home fires each year are connected to electrical failures or malfunctions, causing $1.4 billion in property damage, 418 deaths, and 1,570 injuries.
The ESFI’s Electrical Safety Illustrated resource outlines how homeowners can implement the National Electrical Code, a nationwide benchmark for the safe electrical design, installation, and inspection. Gold Medal Service experts can help homeowners install everything they need to meet the benchmark, including:
- Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs)
- Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)
- Tamper resistant receptacle (TRR) technology
- Surge protectors
- Lightning protectors
“Our goal is to make sure our customers have peace of mind when it comes to the electrical wiring around their homes,” said Agugliaro. “If we can raise awareness and help make homes in New Jersey safer, then we have done our part for Electrical Safety Month.”
For more information on Electrical Safety Month, visit www.esfi.org. For more information about Gold Medal Service, call (732) 365-3199.