Keep your home electrics functioning safely, even when you are on holiday. 

Imagine the shock of driving up to your family home after a wonderful relaxing vacation, only to discover that something terrible has gone wrong with the electrics while you were away! Sadly, this is a common occurrence for those that do not ensure their home electrical setup is as safe as possible before they leave. Luckily, you can minimise any risks by following the home electrical safety tips in the post below. 

Unplug devices and extension leads 

There are two critical reasons why all devices and extension leads that can be shut off when you are on vacation, should be. The first is that the fewer items you have plugged in the less risk of a fire starting while you are away. 

Secondly, by unplugging devices and non-essential extension leads you can be sure that as little electricity as possible will be used while you are on holiday. This means you can expect a smaller bill on your return, leaving you with more money to cover your holiday expenses or to start a savings pot for your next adventure!  

Check your alarms are working 

Knowing that your home is as safe and secure as possible is essential for most people heading off on holiday. 

With that in mind, you must check all of your home alarm systems are working properly before you leave. This means your security alarm systems as well as your fire, smoke, and heat alarms as well. 

Of course, part of this process will be replacing any batteries in alarms that are not wired into your home’s power supply. If you are not sure how your alarms are powered, a qualified electrician can check them for you.  

Book an electrical safety inspection 

Another way you can make sure your home stays as safe as possible while you are off enjoying your holiday is by booking a electrical safety inspection before you leave. 

Indeed, an inspection by a professional electrician will identify any potential fire hazards such as faulty fire alarms or lack of safety switches that can make all the difference. Both to the safety of your home and your peace of mind. 

Lights off!

It can be very tempting to leave your lights on when you are on holiday, especially if you are only going to be away for a shorter time like a long weekend. After all, it is well known that leaving lights on can make it seem as if there is still someone home, something that in turn can help to deter burglars. 

However, what most people do not realise is that there are some significant risks to leaving your home lights on when you go on holiday. Indeed, not only will this eat through your electric bill fast, but bulbs can easily overheat and become a fire risk.  

To that end, it is much more sensible to opt for lights that are controlled by a timer indoors. Although you need to make sure it is a modern, programmable version. Outdoors you can opt for motion-sensitive lights instead, as this will give the impression of someone being home without the risk of constant use. 

Make sure you have safety switches installed  

Lastly, if you want to make sure your home is as safe as possible, while you are away it’s vital to have a qualified electrician install safety switches

Safety switches are designed to prevent power surges caused by electrical faults and lightning strikes, both things that can wreak havoc on your home before your return. 

Call Carda Electrics for all your Melbourne electrical needs 

Electrical malfunction can cause significant and devastating damage to your home while you are on holiday. That is why if you are considering going on vacation finding a qualified electrician in Bayside can make all the difference. 

Here at Carda Electrics, we specialise in helping our clients make their home electrical set up as safe as possible, so they can be sure their property will be secure and in one piece on their return. 

We also pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our clients through our professionalism, reliability, and creativity. If it’s a prompt quotation at an affordable rate you are looking for, then look no further than Carda Electrics. 

All you need to do is book a consultation today and discover how we can help you keep your home electrics functioning safely, even when you are on holiday.