Having been successful and highly dependable electrical contractors in Atlanta since 1982, we at Pat Murphy Electric take great pride in being recognized in the industry as a provider of high-quality residential and commercial electrical services.

You are most susceptible to an electrical fire due in the months of December and January due to increased use of your heating system, kitchen appliances and lights. Relying on our many years of experience in the field, we want to offer some safety tips on how to avoid common causes of electrical fires or problems in your home this winter.

How to Fend Off Electrical Fires

  • A breaker that keeps tripping after being reset is trying to tell you something. The breaker itself may be the problem or perhaps your electrical load is too heavy for your wiring to handle. However, it is likely that there is a serious electrical problem like worn out connectors that is causing the breaker to keep tripping. You could start a fire if you keep resetting the breaker. Call a professional Atlanta technician to examine your breaker and determine the problem.
  • Extension cords are a go-to for lighting up indoor and outdoor holiday displays, but they are meant to be temporary and can easily get overloaded or overheated. Items that require a lot of power should be plugged directly into an outlet. Make sure extension cords aren't getting pinched, damaged or worn down so the wiring is exposed. Exposed wiring may cause a spark, leading to an electrical fire.
  • If you experience a small shock when grabbing the fridge, stove or even your faucet, consider having the wiring checked. That tiny current leak, which causes the slight electrical shock, may be the precursor of bigger electrical problems.

At Pat Murphy Electric, we offer a wide range of commercial and residential electrical services that can help guard your property from a number of different electrical problems. Protect your home or business with regular and proper maintenance of your electrical system.