While many of us are still under stay at home orders, and our residents are working from their apartments, properties are limiting the people coming and going. As we are considering the health of our residents first, ignoring lingering electrical issues can create great dangers. In fact, hiring essential workers like plumbers and electricians, are very low risk of spreading germs.

Here are the Top 5 Electrical Projects You Should Avoid Putting Off

Replacing Smoke Detectors – Outdated smoke detectors, or not having smoke detectors with carbon monoxide detectors is not only unsafe, it is illegal. Make sure your property is up to date with 10 year, hardwired dual protection units. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. Period.

GFCI Outlet Installations in Outdoor Areas – Having regular inspection of your Property’s outdoor wiring and GFCI outlets is always a good idea headed into the summer months. With residents sitting poolside, and summer storms starting, making sure your electrical is safe is important to avoid accidental electrocution.

Pool and Hot Tub Wiring – Preparation is key for fun in the sun, and no one wants to call for an emergency electrician on a Saturday evening! Make sure your property is wired to work well this summer, and perform electrical inspections by a licensed electrician.

Panel Inspections and Upgrades – With more people with home offices set up, more resident chefs with restaurants closed, electrical consumption is increased. If your residents are experiencing circuits tripping, or lights flickering, you might need to have the panels inspected, STAT.

Smart Door Bells – As delivery of meals, items and packages have increased, so is the need for better security. Are your apartment doors equipped with smart door bells? The can curtail theft, and offer added security for your tenants.

Walter Electric offers free estimates for new installations, and fast and reasonable electrical repair. Don’t put off electrical inspections, as procrastination can spell trouble down the road if danger is present.