Why Electrical Maintenance Should be Part of Your Spring Cleaning in Utah

Posted on Mar 30th 2023


Why Electrical Maintenance Should be Part of Your Spring Cleaning in Utah

One of the best parts of spring is the opportunity to do some cleaning and reorganizing. A freshly organized home feels amazing and is the perfect way to kick off the new season. While purging through your belongings, changing your sheets, and preparing your yard for the warmer months ahead, don’t neglect the importance of performing routine electrical maintenance around your home.

Indoor Electrical Maintenance

Inside your home, you should check your cords and plugs to ensure they are in good working order. Here is a checklist you can refer to:

  • Replace any cords that have frayed ends or exposed wiring.
  • Take stock of extension cords and power strips. You shouldn’t have too many things plugged into the same outlet, as this increases the potential for fire danger. In fact, avoid using extension cords as much as possible.
  • Check for loose or broken outlets. Plugs should fit snugly into an outlet; if they don’t, you may want to replace the outlet.
  • Organize your cords. Cord ties can help cables stay neat and untangled, whether in storage or being used. Similarly, invest in some cord ties so that cords are neatly stored rather than tangled. Tangled cables increase the risk of fire and damage to the cords themselves.

Outdoor Electrical Maintenance

When working in your yard, here are some additional safety checks you can make to keep your home safe.

  • If you live near power lines, keep the area around the lines and poles clear of metal objects and trim tree branches. Make sure to watch out for any hanging wires.
  • Keep the areas around other power sources clean. Trim bushes back and store other yard items away from power sources.
  • Check power tools that have been in storage through the winter before using them. Look for frayed wires, loose connections, or other signs of damage that indicate it’s time for a replacement.
  • Look over any exterior outlets and test their condition.
  • Custom Electrical Services  suggests checking your exterior electrical outlets as part of your spring cleaning routine in Utah.
  • Remember that all electrical equipment, including cords and wires, should always be kept dry. Warm weather can often be wet, so store these things out of the rain and away from other water sources, like sprinklers or a pool.
  • If you have an electric lawn mower, wait until the lawn is dry before mowing.
  • Unplug tools when they’re not in use.

Custom Electrical Services in Utah Can Help

If you notice any significant damage to your electrical system indoors or outdoors, or you’re looking to make any major changes inside or outside your Utah home, such as installing new outlets or digging new flower beds—call the professionals of Custom Electrical Services in Utah. Give yourself peace of mind by having a trained electrician verify that everything is in good working order and provide advice on maximizing the efficiency and safety of your home. Doing so can lower your bills and your stress level. Let the experts of Custom Electrical Services help ensure that your home is safe, efficient, and functional for the warmer months ahead. Call today!

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