Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Distributing electricity safely is a complicated process. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 46,500 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2010, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
“We want to keep homeowners and their families safe. Many of the homes around the Lynchburg area have common electrical hazards found in older homes,” said William (Billy) Madison McClenny, owner of Paragon Electrical Services. They are launching a new website to offer a solution to the electric problems homeowners face by offering their knowledgeable electrical services.
A home contains a homeowner’s most valuable possessions, keeping the family safe is vital. Paragon Electrical Services provides troubleshooting and emergency services for all residential electrical problems. “Electrical hazards commonly found in aging homes include, circuit breakers that frequently trip, unusual sounds like buzzes and sizzles coming from the electrical system and unusual odors coming from switch plates or receptacle covers,” said Billy.
Updated lighting and appliances greatly enhance a home renovation; they can make the home more comfortable, stylish and safe. Paragon Electrical Services provides general electrical work, residential remodeling, rewiring, replacement of electrical outlets, switches, receptacles, fixtures, installation of water heaters, ceiling fans, exhaust fans, and landscape and security lighting.
Older homes were not built to handle all the modern conveniences we currently utilize on a daily basis. Loosing power is not only an inconvenience, but a voltage drop may cause damage to electronics. “60 amps used to be the standard for homes, but 200 amps is what most homes currently need to run air conditioning, computer equipment, high-definition televisions, and high-tech home automation devices”, said Billy. Older homes are also typically deficient of adequate outlets, leaving homeowners to wrestle with a tangle of extension cords. Wiring standards have changed over the last 10-20 years, if a homeowner suspects their wiring is outdated, Paragon Electrical Services is available for an electrical inspection.
Virginia has its share of storms to disrupt power. A generator prevents to loss of productivity for a business and provides comfort and safety to family. Properly hooking up a generator ensures electricity does not surge or back feed into the current electrical system and can cause serious injuries. “If you try to hook the generator into your house's wiring system without disconnecting from the utility company’s supply, there could be disastrous results. You could permanently damage your generator and the electrical appliances in your house,” said Billy. After purchasing a generator, you will need to determine how the electricity will be distributed to the electrical equipment in your home. Paragon Electrical Services can help determine if an interlock or transfer switch will best suit a homeowners needs.
For more information about this company, please call (434) 946-5362, or find them on the web at http://www.paragonelectricalservices.com/.
About Paragon Electrical Services
Paragon Electrical Services provides residential and commercial customers with their comprehensive electrical services. With over 20 years of experience, their owner operated company brings knowledge and expertise to provide solutions for your electrical needs. They provide, generator hook ups, service upgrades, remodeling services, security and landscape lighting, new circuits, new outlets, troubleshooting and general electrical repairs. They are dedicated to offering complete customer satisfaction and safety for your family. They serve, Lynchburg, Amherst, Lexington, Appomattox, Lovingston, Nelson County and Appomattox County.