At Aqua Plumbing and Air, our certified electricians can take care of all your electrical needs, including installing ceilings fans, house surge protection systems, light fixtures, sound systems, landscape lighting and flat screen TV’s. We always advise our customers to use professionals for their electrical needs to ensure maximum electrical fire safety in Sarasota, FL. Electrical fire safety is paramount to a family’s safety, and we are committed to keeping our customers safe in Sarasota, FL.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), electrical fires are responsible for over 250 deaths each year and injure over 1,000 more people. Some fires are a result of electrical system failure but many more are a direct result of the improper installation of wiring, extension cords and overloaded circuits. Home electrical fires account for over 25,000 fires each year resulting in over $1-billion in property damage. January and December are the most critical months for electrical fires. During the winter months, homeowners spend more time indoors with increased heating, lighting and appliance use. Typically, most fires begin in the bedroom, but electrical fires that start in den and family room areas result in more fatalities.
The causes of electrical fires are from three main sources. Many electrical fires are a result from faulty or old wiring. There can also be problems with old switches, receptacles, plugs and faulty cords. Light bulbs and light fixtures are also leading causes of electrical fires. Many homeowners unknowingly misuse electric cords by running them under rugs or by overloading circuits.
According the USFA, there are precautionary steps that homeowners can take to ensure electrical fire safety in Sarasota, FL. Here is a list of the steps for electrical fire safety outlined by the USFA.
- All worn, damaged or old appliance cords should be replaced immediately. Frayed wires can cause electrical fires.
- Electrical appliances and tools should be checked for electrical safety. If any appliance or tool emits smoke, electrical shocks or overheats, it needs to be replaced.
- Combustible materials, such as clothing and curtains, should be at least three feet from electrical heaters.
- All electrical appliances should be kept away from wet counters and wet floors. Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathroom areas.
- Only use electrical products that have been approved by a national certified agency.
- Never allow children to play with or near electrical appliances like hair dryers, irons and space heaters.
- Never force a three-prong plug into a two-slot extension cord or outlet.
- Safety closures should be used to cover all electrical outlets.
- Light switches that flicker or are hot to the touch need to be professionally replaced.
- Make sure to have a working smoke alarm and escape plan in place.
By following the precautionary steps outlined by the USFA, you can increase electrical fire safety and keep your family safe in Sarasota, FL. Don’t become one of the unfortunate statistics.
No matter what your electric project is, Aqua Plumbing & Air can help. Outdoor lighting is not only practical; it can enhance the beauty and value of your home. Illuminating pathways, gardens, decks, driveways and the exterior façade of homes enriches the ambiance of your landscape and is ideal for outdoor parties. Our certified electricians can install any outdoor lighting system and get the job done right the first time.
Ceiling fans are quite popular in Florida for both décor and function. Ceiling fans help distribute cool air without running your HVAC system. However, installing ceiling fans properly can be challenging and should be left to the pros. Out experienced installers can install both indoor and outdoor ceilings fans and will position them exactly where you want.
We also install home theatre systems, including flat screen TV’s. Flat screen televisions enhance the visual appeal of any room without unsightly wiring. Our technicians will make sure the wiring is cleverly hidden for a neat appearance. We can install any size TV in any room of your choice.
Any major remodeling job requires an upgrade in the electrical system. Sunroom additions, new kitchens, new garages and the addition of any room should include an upgrade in the electrical system. Homes with systems that use screw in fuses and have less than 200 amps require an upgrade with any major renovation.
We also provide energy efficient light bulbs for the entire home. We use Energy Star certified light bulbs that save more than $35 compared to traditional light bulbs. While these light bulbs are more expensive than traditional bulbs, they last six times longer and use 75 percent less energy. Aqua can retrofit your entire home with energy efficient LED bulbs or CFL bulbs.
For over four decades, we have been serving customers in the Bradenton and Sarasota area with an excellent customer satisfaction rating. All of our work is 100 percent guaranteed, and we are available 24/7 for our customers. In addition to providing electrical services, we also install and repair air conditioning and heating systems for private residences and commercial businesses.