Spring Into Action: How To Get Your Electrical System Ready For Spring?

Is your electrical system ready for spring? There are many ways you can spring into action and get your electrical system ready – both indoors and outdoors. By doing a lot of these tasks, you can avoid potential dangers and damage to your home.


1. Install GFCI Outlets

GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets should be installed anywhere there’s high moisture – such as your bathroom and kitchen. GFCI is an electrical outlet with an extra line of defense against electrocution. It interrupts electricity from the circuit when it detects a difference in the amount of energy passing back and forth through the device.

2. Test Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

You should plan to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to ensure they’re working – and change the batteries about every six months. Doing so can save a life.

3. Upgrade To LED Light Bulbs

When changing burnt-out light bulbs this spring, consider upgrading to LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. According to ENERGY STAR, LED lights produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent bulbs.

4. Avoid Using Extension Cords Long-Term

Remember that extension cords are only meant to be used temporarily, and major high-powered appliances (like your HVAC unit and refrigerator) should never be plugged into an extension cord.


1. Add Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is one simple way to add safety and curb appeal to your home. When you’re outside doing other spring cleaning tasks this season, like yard work and gardening, assess your lighting situation and determine how you can make your home safer and more comfortable this year.

2. Inspect Power Tools

Before you start any outdoor spring cleaning this season, make sure to inspect all your power tools. If you notice any frayed power cords, broken plugs, or other signs of wear and tear, make sure to refrain from using until you can have them repaired or replaced.

3. Unplug Power Tools Not In Use

While we’re on the topic of power tools, make sure that when you are done using your power tools, you’re unplugging them. Not only that, but make sure to store them in a safe place out of reach of children and pets.

4. Install A Home Security System

Even if you live in a safe community, it’s never a bad idea to install a home security system. This will help make sure your property is protected whether you’re home or away.

Contact Weeks Service Company Today For All Your Electrical Needs In League City, TX and Surrounding Areas!

Let Weeks Service Company help you check some of these items off your spring cleaning to-do list! Since 1972, Weeks Service Company has been providing quality, professional electrical services to people in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Give Weeks Service Company a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained and certified technicians. You can reach us at 346-595-7575 or contact us online here.