Electrical Safety

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Electrical Safety

Don't overload electrical outlets/circuits.

 

In many older homes, the capacity of the wiring system has not kept pace with today's modern appliances. Overloaded electrical systems create fire hazards. Watch for these signals of overload: dimming lights when an appliance goes on, a shrinking TV picture, slow heating appliances, or fuses blowing frequently.

Call a qualified electrician to get expert help. Do not run extension cords under rugs or carpets and replace any that are cracked, frayed or have loose connections.

 

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Great advice Roy, electricity is something that needs to be respected. A professional is a good choice.

Jan 31, 2015 07:13 AM #1
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Roy Kelley ...You always provide us with great information ....This one is very important!

Have a great weekend!

Jan 31, 2015 07:27 AM #2
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Catherine Marcy
HomeSmart Professionals - Palm Springs, CA
CA Desert Home Specialist

Roy Kelley, safety is always important in respect to electricity.   In Palm Springs, we have a lot of homes built in the 50's and older.  You do see some very unusal wiring at times for additions & garages.  Good advice.

Jan 31, 2015 07:59 AM #3
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

good advise - home inspectors and electricians would sing your praises! :)  I was just at a home that had a crazy extension cord through the ceiling tiles in the basement - I told them it would proably come up in their home inspection and it did!

Jan 31, 2015 08:39 AM #4
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

This is such important information for people to take seriously! I feel so badly for the family in Annapolis with that house fire from a Christmas tree light circuit!

Jan 31, 2015 10:01 AM #5
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Hi, Roy. This is very sound advice. I live in a home that is very old. I've had the electrical checked out. It's old, but OK, and I can live with it for now. 

Jan 31, 2015 10:53 AM #6
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Evelyn Johnston
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Great advice to heed.  I love your flowers, they always brighten my day. Thanks for sharing them!

Jan 31, 2015 10:54 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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That's good advice, Roy!  The demands of today's technology and modern conveniences can quickly overload an old electrical service panel.

Jan 31, 2015 10:59 AM #8
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Roy, Geat advice for people in older homes.  I always watching inspectors pull electrical panels and learning.

Jan 31, 2015 11:02 AM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Hi Roy, excellent advice...always have an expert/qualified/certified electrician if you want the job done right.

Jan 31, 2015 11:45 AM #10
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Roy - You can never be too safe when it comes to electricity. Great advice on signs of overloaded electrical systems that we can look for.

Jan 31, 2015 12:33 PM #11
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jan 31, 2015 09:50 PM #12
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Roy Kelley

How many times do we hear about electrical fires and the dangers they cause in households

Feb 02, 2015 12:01 PM #13
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, again, for stopping by. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Apr 01, 2015 02:41 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We are having a severe thunderstorm on Maryland this evening. Be very careful if you must be out and about in bad weather.

Jun 23, 2015 08:49 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday afternoon to all. I hope you are having an outstanding weekend.

Jan 21, 2017 10:16 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning to all. I hope you are enjoying a most productive week.

Jan 26, 2017 09:03 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a beautiful day in Maryland. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Feb 18, 2017 06:16 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sometimes good to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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