Delta Electrical in Jackson loves helping homeowners and business owners with all of their electrical needs, from installing wiring to light a new patio installed for outdoor dining to upgrading your home’s electrical panels. We offer the best electrical services at affordable prices with safety in mind at all times. In this blog post, we’ll continue our look at fall electrical safety tips. Contact us today to complete all of your loose-end projects before the weather hits!


Your Indoor Space

  • Space heaters. Delta Electrical in Jackson would be remiss in not talking about space heaters in a fall electrical safety tips blog. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires and more than 300 deaths are caused each year by space heaters. That is no small number. While we understand the convenience and comfort a space heater affords, the fact of the matter is (as just stated) they are a huge electrical fire danger. If you do use one, make sure it is properly functioning and never, ever leave the room with one running. Space heaters can heat up an enclosed space incredibly quick, and a fire can be raging in a matter of minutes. Leave space around the heater as well as a buffer against fires, and check the electric cord frequently for signs of wear and tear.
  • Electric blankets. Experts estimate that the number of fires caused by electric blankets is around 5,000 per year. While less than the number of fires caused by space heaters, this number is still too large in the opinion of your local electrician, Delta Electrical in Jackson. Again, inspect your electric blanket cord for any signs of damage as well as the heating element if possible. Do not let an animal, such as your cat, sleep on an electric blanket (your cat can easily claw holes in it and cause damage), and don’t tuck your electric blanket underneath bedding of any kind, especially a mattress.
  • Check your electrical panel. If you live in an older home or if you’re constantly resetting tripped breakers, your electrical panel may need to be upgraded. Most of these older circuits were just not designed for our modern connected world where vampire energy, or energy that is used from electronic devices being plugged in all day long, such as your TVs and computers, and thus may need an upgrade in order to keep your home safe from fires. One of our expert certified electricians from Delta Electrical in Jackson can inspect your electrical panel for proper functionality and specifications for your electricity usage. 


Due to the danger electricity can cause, from burning down your home to worse, you cannot afford to ignore your electronic devices and what they are trying to tell you. Delta Electrical in Jackson offers the best electrical services for your home, industrial space, office, or business. We offer free estimates on all electrical jobs, as well as have emergency electricians standing by to help you with your electrical needs. Give us a call today to get started!