Electrical Safety

Home should be the safest place

 

There are actions we take for granted in our homes and do almost daily. Even though we appreciate how electricity makes our lives easier we should be aware of the safety concerns around electrical wiring in our homes.

 

• Turning on the lights.
• Setting an automatic coffeemaker. 
• Charging your mobile phones.

Unfortunately, too many people are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires and accidents in their own homes each year.

 

Many of these disasters can be prevented. Learning the causes of home electrical fires and following safety guidelines are good steps toward prevention.

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Worst Case Scenarios

 

While we don't like fear-mongering, it's important for homeowners to be aware of the most common causes of electrical fires in the home:

 

• Overloaded electrical circuits
• Improper use of extension cords
• Outdated or non-functioning smoke alarms
• Inadequate circuit breakers and fuses
• Space heaters

It is critical that all electrical work in your home is done by a qualified electrician. Wilcox Electric is a Pepco-approved electrical contractor, specializing in residential and light commercial work in the DC area.

 

This includes electrical service work, such as the repair or replacement of existing electrical systems, lighting, and devices and the installation of new electrical systems for additions.

 

We can ease your safety concerns with our value-priced Electrical Safety Assessment to identify if any electrical hazards are present in your home. Contact us today.

"From start to finish Wilcox Electric has been excellent in terms of scheduling, explaining the specifics of the work required, and then efficiently getting it done. The technician, Steve, was particularly helpful in describing the cause of the problem with the light fixture, as well as the specifics of the repair work. He also explained why we did not need to replace one of the bathroom outlets. We have used--and been pleased with--Wilcox Electric in the past. Should the need arise we will use them in the future We recommend them to others without reservation." -SG, Angi

 

Work Completed: replace an electrical outlet and a bathroom light fixture