Are you and your family planning to leave for the holidays? If so, it’s important to make sure your home’s electrical system is safe while you’re gone. Taking the proper steps before you leave can save you an appointment with an electrician later. Following these vacation electrical tips before hitting the road will lower the chance you’ll need an electrician when you return to Snohomish.
Turn Off All Your Lights
All electricians recommend turning off the lights in your home before you leave for an extended period of time. Without electricity continually running, there will be less chance of something going wrong that will require the attention of an electrical technician in the future.
Kill Power to Your Washer and Dryer
Residential electricians also encourage homeowners to shut down the power to washers and dryers. Issues can pop up wherever electricity is left active. While shutting off power to your refrigerator isn’t practical, it’s easy to kill the power to your washer and dryer.
Unplug Appliances and Electronics
In addition to turning off all the lights, take a few minutes to unplug appliances and electronics. If you use surge protectors, just remember to switch the unit off while you’re gone. This will save you money and help insure you’ve no need for an electrician or electric service company when you come home.
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