Electrical Tips To Prepare Your Home For Vacation

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Here are Mister Sparky’s top electrical tips to properly prepare your home for your upcoming vacation. Unplug small appliances, adjust your thermostat, and use this handy vacation prep checklist to have a worry-free trip!

Mister Sparky Electrician NWA gives us these electrical tips for when your home when you go on vacation.

Mister Sparky Electrician NWA, America’s On-Time Electrician in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville services the Northwest Arkansas area with a team of licensed electricians. In addition to flickering lights, some of the electrician services provided by the company include electrical outlet/switch repair, ceiling fan installation, lighting installation, aluminum wiring repair, landscape lighting installation and home electrical inspections.

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Preventing Electrical Hazards In The Home

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A Mister Sparky Electrician NWA technician installs a new electrical outlet in Northwest Arkansas.

Electricity provides us with light, warmth, and music. It allows us to access our favorite television shows and websites. These days, many of us even read on a device powered by electricity. It’s a fundamental part of modern life, but can also pose electrical hazards in your home.

ELECTRICAL FIRES: HOW OFTEN DO THEY OCCUR?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 500 people are killed in house electrical fires each year, and a frightening 51,000 electrical fires occur in general. Even if everyone survives the fire, many families are left out in the cold after their home and all possessions are destroyed. If this sounds like your worst nightmare, rest assured it’s preventable.

Avoid electrical hazards with these tips during National Electrical Safety Month.

STAYING SAFE: DO YOU HAVE ELECTRICAL HAZARDS IN THE HOME IN YOUR HOME?

    1. Watch Your Lighting

Never use bulbs that exceed the recommended wattage for any light socket. Most lamps and sockets have labels that recommend a certain wattage, exceeding this wattage creates an electrical hazard. Be mindful when using halogen lamps, which tend to run hotter than other lighting options. When in use, avoid electrical hazards by keeping the area free of flammable materials.

    1. Check Your Sockets

Overloading a socket is never a good thing. Rather than plugging multiple extenders into an outlet to allow more devices, consider talking to an electrician about installing additional sockets. Many older homes were not designed for the modern world. A few decades ago, people didn’t have cell phones, e-readers, laptops, and gaming consoles to find outlets for. Rather than deal with this hassle (and create an electrical hazard), it makes more sense to have an additional outlet installed.

    1. Give it a Feel

If you’re concerned that an outlet might be hazardous, give it a gentle touch with dry hands. If it feels hot, you likely have a problem brewing. Many people don’t realize that electrical wiring wears out over time, much like every other part of your home. The peace of mind can be worth the price when it comes to having modern wiring put in. If you’re worried, consider getting a quote from an electrician.

    1. Deal with Exposed Wiring

Not every home is up to par. If you move into an apartment and find exposed wiring in the sockets, be sure to speak to your landlord right away. This is a fire hazard, and it likely isn’t up to code. If you have exposed wiring in your own home, now is the time to have it taken care of. Make sure all outlets have covers. Not only can exposed wiring lead to house electrical hazard lead to fires, but it can also cause electrocution in children or pets.

Avoid electrical hazards with these tips during National Electrical Safety Month.

KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE: NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the team at Mister Sparky Electricians share these ideas to help you keep your home safer. If you’re concerned that your wiring, lighting or electrical devices might be dangerous, please contact us today. With every Mister Sparky appointment, we provide a 28-point safety inspection to help uncover any electrical safety hazard in your home. Our expert electricians will keep you knowledgeable about the current safety status of your house. Schedule your service today at 888-8-SPARKY or just find the link at the top of the website to request service online.

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Creative Lighting Ideas For Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mister Sparky Electrician NWA offers Accent Lighting Ideas with Cabinet lighting

For the people that are searching everywhere for a perfect Mother’s Day gift, think about finding some creative lighting ideas that mom will appreciate. Finding unique Mother’s Day gifts can sometimes be a challenge. We have some practical, yet very unique gift ideas to share with you.

Let’s face it, mom spends a lot of time at home. There’s no better way to show her how much you care than creative home-lighting ideas this Mother’s Day. Here are some great creative lighting ideas you might not have thought of as gifts for mom.

If your mom loves to read books, a wall light might be the perfect gift for her. Your dad might just thank you for it too! Wall-mounted reading lights come in a large assortment of styles and varieties. From long stretch cords to swinging arms, reading lights can be wall mounted or even clip on to your bed post or head board. Reading lights are a great way for mom to enjoy a good book or magazine in bed without glare from overhead lights, and she won’t have to get back up to turn everything off before going to sleep.

Creative lighting ideas for Mother's Day from Mister Sparky NWA.A wall mounted reading lamp can be extremely attractive. A beautiful example from Lightology grabbed our attention. Its body has an expansive area of reach, and the design, which features a brushed nickel finish, looks great mounted on the wall.

Another unique gift idea for Mother’s Day is under counter accent lighting in the kitchen. This type of lighting can include hard wired puck lighting or led light strips. Both provide a nice warm glowing effect for mom’s kitchen. Pegasus Lighting has some good information about kitchen accent lighting and the best types of light sources to use. You will find some very creative lighting ideas here.Creative lighting ideas for Mother's Day from Mister Sparky NWA.

Creative lighting ideas, as unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day, are even better when they perform a helpful function. A great item to consider is an LED bathroom mirror for mom. From portable table-top mirrors to hard mounted back-lit mirrors, these products can emulate natural light which aides putting on make-up and brightens the room. Some styles are simply unique and very eye catching. We like the ones found at Decoraport. This is a self-proclaimed high-end online shop without the high-end prices. Check out this LED oval mirror for a really stunning Mother’s Day gift idea that your mom could hang in a single-vanity bathroom.

For any unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that require electrical installation assistance, call Mister Sparky Electrician in Northwest Arkansas, and we will make sure your gifts are installed in time to surprise mom. Our expert technicians all know just how special mom is and we look forward to helping you make her day a little bit brighter. Call us today at (479) 202-4757.

Mister Sparky Electrician NWA, America’s On-Time Electrician in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville services the Northwest Arkansas area with a team of licensed electricians. In addition to flickering lights, some of the electrician services provided by the company include electrical outlet/switch repair, ceiling fan installation, lighting installation, aluminum wiring repair, landscape lighting installation and home electrical inspections.

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