Vacation electrical safety checklist for your home

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Planning to go away for the upcoming end-of-year holidays? If so, make sure you follow this vacation electrical safety checklist:

Don’t Leave the Lights On

Leaving lamps and overhead lights on while you’re away is not only dangerous, but it increases your electric bill. Instead, invest in a motion-sensor outdoor lighting system. If your fear is still getting the best of you, purchase a modern electronic programmable timer switch. These digital devices offer several “on” and “off” settings, as well as random settings, to give the illusion that someone is inside.

Install Outdoor Lighting

Bright lights are your first line of defence against burglars and intruders. Studies show that criminals prefer to target a house with a dark exterior rather than a well-lit one. Contact Laatz Electrical to install responsive outdoor security lights that automatically turn on when motion is detected.

Invest in External Power Surge Protectors

Chat to the Laatz Electrical team about investing in external power surge protectors.

Unplug Items

It is wise to unplug certain electrical items before leaving for your holiday:
• Electronics such as laptops, PCs, phone chargers, TVs, radios, modems and routers.
• Small appliances such as toasters, coffee machines, microwaves

Fire Safety Inspection

Outdated electrical appliances degrade over years of use, and many were manufactured in an era without sufficient safety regulations. Identify hazardous electrical appliances before they turn into issues.

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