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Tips to Get Ready for Back-to-School Season

by Hickerson Brothers on August 4, 2017

We don’t have to tell you that back to school season is almost here. You’ve done your back to school shopping, reviewed the kids’ schedules, met the teachers and packed the back packs. There are a few additional items to add to your list to get ready for back to school season, not only for your kids, but also your home. The electrical professionals at Hickerson Brothers Electric Service have put together a list of important back to school tips for your home!

Get on a New Schedule

Your alarm going off early on the first day of school can be an unpleasant experience. Ease yourself, and your kids, into it in advance by setting your alarm about a half hour before it’s time to rise. Getting everyone on a new schedule will be much easier if you ease into it.

Organize Your Family Calendar

Many people use a personal planner for their own schedules, but a large family planner could help more than just you. A giant calendar, color coded, to note everyone’s appointments, activities, and other miscellaneous events, like monthly testing of your GFCI outlets, could be hugely beneficial to start of the new school year.

Test Your Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Smoke Detectors

Another thing that should be on your calendars is testing your CO and smoke detectors. The school year can get a bit hectic, but with the kids in and out for activities, it is important to make sure your home is safe and sound. Test your smoke and CO detectors every month, and replace the batteries every 5-10 years to prevent fires.

Know the Limitations of your Circuit Breaker

Get ready for the school year by checking your circuit breakers and making sure they can handle the morning rush. Your family’s morning routine is busy, you don’t want to get caught with a blown fuse or circuit breaker. Call Hickerson Brothers for an electrical inspection, or to install a new circuit breaker in your home before the school year.

Save Time and Energy

Save energy in your home and get ready for back-to-school year by reminding your family to turn off the lights when they leave for the day. This simple habit can save you’re a lot of energy and money over time. Another great way to save is unplugging chargers and electronics that are not currently in use. It sounds small, but can add up a lot over the course of a school year.

We hope you enjoyed reading our tips on how to get ready for back-to-school. Hickerson Brothers is here to help you and your family on all your electrical needs throughout the year. Contact us when you need to install a new circuit breaker or require a full inspection of your electrical wiring. Call 703-594-3913 to schedule an appointment today!


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