The month of December is normally a time when electricians in Cape Town shut down for the year. This can be a rather daunting thought for some, as shut down is typically the time when electrical equipment and circuits decide to go wrong.
Luckily, Zero Tolerance Electrical will not be shutting down this festive season!
Our emergency electricians will be open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week, including Christmas Day and New Year’s.
Electrical Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
Entering the festive season, we thought it was necessary to share some handy holiday season electrical safety tips.
Contact us, for an electrical inspection this holiday season.
1. Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use
Before putting up Christmas decorations, make sure that none are damaged or cracked, and that none of the wires are loose. Loose connections may cause a serious shock or start a fire.
2. Don’t overload electrical outlets
A common cause of holiday fires, is overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires. Avoid overloading electrical outlets and ensure that only one high-wattage appliance is plugged into each outlet at a time.
3. Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights
This may not only blow a fuse, but it can also cause a fire.
4. Use battery-operated candles
Although, real candles are a great addition to any Christmas decoration, they also cause at least half of home decoration fires.
Avoid using candles and instead use battery-operated candles.
5. Keep combustibles away from heat sources
Heat sources too close to decorations cause many home fires during the festive season. Keep them at 2 meters away from any heat source.
6. Protect decoration cords from damage
To avoid being shocked or causing a fire, decoration cords must never be pinched by furniture, or forced into small spaces such as doors or windows.
Additionally, do not place them under rugs, position them near heat sources or attach them by nails or staples.
7. Always stay in the kitchen when something is cooking
Never leave the stove unattended, this is one of the leading causes of home cooking fires during the festive season.
8. Turn off, unplug, and extinguish all decorations when leaving the house or going to sleep
Although, Christmas decorations are undeniably beautiful, they are also a major hazard when left unattended.
9. Don’t leave lights on when going on holiday
Often, when lights are left on, it is a clear signal to burglars that no one is home, because they are constantly monitoring neighbourhoods. Instead of leaving lights on in your home when you go away, install timers for outside lights.
Zero Tolerance Electrical – Emergency Electricians Cape Town
On behalf of our team at Zero Tolerance Electrical, we would like to thank each and every one of our customers for your support during 2016.
Without you, Zero Tolerance would not be where we are today.
We promise to deliver nothing but service excellence in 2017.
No matter what time of day it is, please contact us, for all of your electrical emergencies.