Electrical Safety

​​Electricity is one of the most critical energy sources in many homes, but just because it is convenient doesn’t mean that it is always controlled or safe. Doing things yourself might be a great way to trim your budget – but when it comes to electrical work and upgrades, unless you are a certified electrician, you should call a professional. Electrical currents are how electricity works throughout your home, but that means that your walls are alive – literally. Therefore, for your family’s safety, it is best for you to call Morrison Electrical for all of your electrical needs!

Safety First and Always when Working with Household Electricity!

Safety First!

Electricians are highly trained in the inner workings of electricity and how to safely navigate it. First, they are guided by the National Fire Prevention Association, which has designed a checklist to follow to ensure that professionals mitigate the risks that come with electrical emergency situations. The most important thing to remember is not to touch any wires within your home, regardless of whether you believe them to be live or not. Playing with electricity is like playing with a loaded gun.

The National Fire Prevention Association recommends that any tenant call their landlord or a professional electrician in Augusta if they witness any of the following:


  • Frequent tripping of wires or blown fuses
  • A tingling sensation upon touching electrical appliances
  • Warm or discolored outlets
  • A rubbery or burning smell from appliances
  • Flickering lights or dimmers
  • Sparks coming from an outlet

If you see a potential electrical issue, don’t ignore it or try to tackle it yourself. It is always best to play it safe by:

  • Avoiding overloading any one outlet in your home
  • Using appliances that are approved by certified accreditations
  • Matching light bulbs with the proper wattage recommended
  • Using an act-fault circuit or ground-fault circuit interrupter
  • Having an electrician maintain your electrical system with intermittent checks for security

Common Electrical Hazards

Our homes are blessed with outlets galore that provide 220 volts of electricity to fuel our homes. Although we shouldn’t live in fear of electricity, we should have a healthy respect for its power and potential. In general, there are some common electrical hazards to look out for and avoid, like:

  • Overheated wires
  • Frayed wires
  • Overloaded outlets
  • Pinched wires
  • Overuse of power strips
  • Water near outlets
  • Aged or pest-damaged wires

When it comes to electrical work in your home, young children are often at the biggest risk of danger. Make sure that any exposure they might have, including to electrical outlets, is covered so little fingers can’t explore.

Call Morrison Electrical for Help with Electrical Safety!

At Morrison Electrical, your safety is our top concern. If you notice that something is amiss with your electricity, do not attempt to fix it yourself. We work closely with homeowners to ensure that their homes are safe, and then we discuss any upgrades or electrical work they need to have done. If you do notice an electrical hazard, contact us so that we can address situations such as:

  • Installing GFCIs
  • Examining your current wiring
  • Upgrading your circuit box
  • Examining all electronics that are most prone to failure

We understand that we are guests in your home, so we go to great lengths to keep our presence to a minimum. Our certified electricians in Augusta can tackle any electrical issue you have and make sure that your issues are resolved immediately and completely.

Why Morrison Electric?

At Morrison Electrical, we value our customers’ experience and ensure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed so you know your home is safe from fire and hazards that can come from exposed wires and other faulty electrical problems. Maintenance is the best prevention when it comes to electrical hazards in the home, so if you have any potential electrical hazards, contact us today to get started!

Call Our Professional Electricians Today

If there’s one household job you shouldn’t be doing on your own, it’s fixing the electricity. Attempting electrical work with no knowledge or training is a major risk and should be passed on to the professionals.

Whenever you need help with your electrical issues or projects, Morrison Electric is here for you. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment with our crew.