Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety is our biggest concern at Walters Tristate Electric. Our electricians are here to help make sure your home or business is as safe as it can be. Our expert electricians can help you with childproofing outlets, whole house surge protectors, wiring upgrades, and electrical safety inspections, just to name a few. Check at our additional services below, for your home and business!



Electrical Safety Inspections

Electrical issues are the largest cause of property damage in house fires across the U.S. To identify and address electrical safety issues, a thorough and professional electrical safety inspection is needed. Schedule your free electrical safety inspection with us today for a detailed, prioritized checklist of recommendations for your home.


GFCI Outlets

GFCI outlets are used in areas like front porch, back porch ,bathroom, garage and the the kitchen.  Where the risk of electrical shock is greater this is usally associated with locations where there is potential of water and electricity. They can be identified by the “test” and “reset” buttons located on the GFCI outlet. These outlets will help protect you from electrical hazards by monitoring the amount of electricity flowing in a circuit and tripping the circuit if an imbalance is detected. Once detected, the outlet stops the flow of electricity.  This can save lives. 


Power Surbes and Surge Protection

Power surges can happen in a flash, resulting from a variety of causes and ruining your expensive electronics. Protect the technology in your home from damage with the help of a whole house surge protector.


Circuit Breaker Replacement

Sufficient electrical capacity is necessary for preventing electrical fires and the correct operation of appliances or devices on a circuit without tripping a breaker or blowing a fuse. In some cases, circuit breaker replacement may remedy overload issues without the need for an electrical panel upgrade.


Dedicated Computer Circuits

Although computers do not draw very much electriciy chances are the information on them is important to you.  In home business or commercial office these circuits should be Dedicated to protect your computer from tripping.  Not having these outlets Dedicated can cause you to loose your valuable information on your computer when someone in your office goes to use the toaster. 

Wiring Updates

Old, outdated wiring not only poses a safety hazard in your home, it is keeping you from the fuill range of functionality from your devices you could be enjoying.  Prevent a dangerous electrical fire and quit worrying about unplugging on device so you can plug in another - update your wiring with Walters Tristate.


Child Proof Outlets

child proof outlets protect your children and preventing injuries and liability. Also called tamper-proof receptacles, these electrical outlets are so effective that as of 2008 the National Electrical Code (NEC) has required their installation in all new homes.  If you have older home that does not have these outlets installed and have children we recomend you installing these outlets.  Stop using those cheap plastic inserts you buy and stick in the outlet.  You know your going to loose it after you pull it out to use the outlet.



Electrical Code Updates

Electrical codes are updated every three years by the National Electric Code (NEC), these updates are usally the effects of accidents and are made to build a national safe electrical installation.


1 Comment

  1. Gorzyce on March 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Nice Article…Very Useful Tips

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