Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

WARNING: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued recalls for four smoke alarms/detectors this year.

Your life and home could be at greater risk if you have one of these models! Check to see if you have one of these units and find out what you should do:

  • Siemens Recalls Audible Fire Alarm Base Due to Risk of Injury (9/18/14): Affected models include SBGA-34 Audible Base. The audible base and fire detectors are used with several alarm systems; check the list at CPSC to find out if you are affected. Details
  • Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure (9/11/14): Affected models include i12010S, i12010SCO, KN-COSM-IBA. Details
  • ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire (8/13/14): Affected models include 400 series: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE as well as 500 Series: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C. Details
  • Nest Labs Recalls to Repair Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms Due to Failure to Sound Alert (5/21/14): Affected models include all Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms. The alarms are made of black or white plastic and are about 5.25 inches square with rounded corners and about 1.5 inches deep. Details

Smoke Detector Safety
When was the last time you tested your smoke alarms? Did you know that most home fire deaths happen when people are asleep? Don’t let this happen to you! Keep your family safe by installing smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside each sleeping area. Test the alarms once a month. Replace your alarms every 10 years.  Download Nisat Electric’s Smoke Alarm Safety Brochure here.

10% Discount on Smoke Detector Repair & Replacement
It’s a fact: if your smoke alarm was installed more than 10 years ago it needs to be replaced! Mention this article and receive 10% off labor for smoke detector repair and replacement during the month of October. Hurry! Offer ends October 31, 2014.

Discount on Smoke Detector Repair/Replacement | McKinney, TX Electrician | Licensed Master Electrician | Nisat Electric

Remember, working smoke alarms save lives!

Nisat Electric Licensure
Nisat Electric is proud to maintain three different categories of electrician licenses in the State of Texas: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician.  Please, take a few minutes to check out our reviews and licensure in the State of Texas and you will understand why thousands of customers entrust their electrical installation and repairs to Nisat Electric!

Visit our website or call Nisat Electric today at (214) 536-5555!

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National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014

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National Fire Prevention Week begins today!

This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives.” Did you know that two-thirds of fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarm, or smoke alarms that don’t work? Smoke Detectors SAVE LIVES! Protect your life and home by testing your smoke detectors MONTHLY and replacing the batteries ANNUALLY.

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Local Events

  • Plano – October 9th: Join Plano Fire-Rescue at one of the 13 fire stations for their annual Fire Prevention Week Fire Station Open House! Details
  • Plano – Ongoing: Plano Fire-Rescue’s LAFS (Life And Fire Safety) Clown Program is presented by Patches, Snozzle and Sheriff Sam who use music, magic and humor to teach fire safety to elementary-aged children. Shows are approximately 35 minutes long. Schedule
  • McKinney – October 12th: Join the McKinney Fire Department Open House at Central Fire Station located at 301 N. McDonald Street, McKinney from 2-4 p.m. During the event, firefighters will lead tours of the station and the McKinney Fire Department Museum, and provide overviews of trucks, ambulances and safety gear. Details
  • McKinney – Ongoing: The McKinney Fire Museum provides a visual history of the culture, technology and related facts of fire and emergency medical service from its earliest beginnings to the present. Located at Central Fire Station, hours depend upon availability of on-duty staff to assist visitors; call ahead! Details
  • Frisco – Ongoing: The Frisco Fire Clowns Red, Smokey, Skwert and Siren visit all Frisco ISD elementary schools to “clown around” and provide important safety messages to students. The importance of preventing fires, planning fire escape routes, testing smoke detectors, knowing how & when to dial 911 are among the topics covered. Details

Recommended Reading

  • How Fire Safe is Your Home? (Texas Department of Insurance) Details
  • Preparing a Home Fire Escape Plan (Texas Department of Insurance) Details
  • Safety Information for Consumers (National Fire Protection Association) Details

Fire Safety Quizzes

  • For Kids: Fire Safety (Scholastic) Quiz
  • Ultimate Fire Safety (How Stuff Works) Quiz
  • Test Your Fire Savvy (American Red Cross) Quiz

Videos

  • For Kids: Sparky Says Join My Fire Safety Club (NFPA) Video
  • Fire Power – Revisited! (NFPA) Video

Remember, fire spreads quickly! Don’t put your personal safety at risk gathering valuables or making a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames!

Nisat Electric Licensure
Nisat Electric is proud to maintain three different categories of electrician licenses in the State of Texas: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician.  Please, take a few minutes to check out our reviews and licensure in the State of Texas and you will understand why thousands of customers entrust their electrical installation and repairs to Nisat Electric!

Visit our website or call Nisat Electric today at (214) 536-5555!

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Disaster Averted! Update

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Good news since our last post about a potential fire hazard at a gas station in Plano!  The new meter base was professionally and safely installed and power to the gas station restored! 

Plano Gas Station Meter Base | Plano, TX Electrician | Licensed Master Electrician | Nisat Electric

Nisat Electric will make sure your meter base repair/meter base installation and electrical wiring are current with the latest National Electrical Code.  Most importantly, don’t put your property and personal safety at risk! Should you chose to hire someone else, only hire a professional licensed, insured electrician to complete any electrical work on your home.

Nisat Electric Licensure
Nisat Electric is proud to maintain three different categories of electrician licenses in the State of Texas: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician.  Please, take a few minutes to check out our reviews and licensure in the State of Texas and you will understand why thousands of customers entrust their electrical installation and repairs to Nisat Electric!

Visit our website or call Nisat Electric today at (214) 536-5555!

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Disaster Averted!

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A potentially dangerous fire caused by a faulty meter base at a gas station in Plano was prevented by quick and decisive action.

Plano Gas Station Meter Base | Plano, TX Electrician | Licensed Master Electrician | Nisat Electric

Having experienced electrical problems, the gas station owner contacted Oncor who performed an onsite inspection. Oncor quickly determined the problems were caused by a faulty electrical meter base which posed a significant safety threat. Oncor immediately terminated all electrical service to the gas station. Nisat Electric’s Master Electrician was hired to replace the faulty meter base and bring the facility’s electrical service up to code as required by Oncor prior to restoration of electrical service to the property.

The meter base and service panel are the heart of any electrical system and proper inspection and maintenance is imperative.  According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), electrical service panels should be inspected regularly by a professional home inspector or Licensed Master Electrician. Common defects include

  1. Insufficient clearance. According to the 2008 National Electrical Code, most residential electrical panels require at least a 3-foot clearance or working space in front, 30 inches of width, and a minimum headroom clearance of 6 feet, or the height of the equipment, whichever is greater.
  2. Aluminum branch wiring.
  3. Sharp-tipped panel box screws or wires damaged by these screws. Panel box cover screws must have blunt ends so they do not pierce the wires inside the box. Look for wires that pass too closely to the screw openings inside the electrical panel.
  4. Circuit breakers that are not properly sized.
  5. Oxidation or corrosion to any of the parts. Oxidized or corroded wires will increase the resistance of conductors and create the potential for arcing.
  6. Damage caused by rodents. Rodents have been known to chew through wire insulation in electrical panels (and other areas), creating an unsafe condition. Rodents have been electrocuted this way, leaving an unsightly mess inside the panel.
  7. Evidence of electrical failures, such as burned or overheated components.
  8. Evidence of water entry inside the electrical panel. Moisture can corrode circuit breakers so that they won’t trip, make connections less reliable, and make the equipment unsafe to touch.
  9. Evidence of missing or improper bonding.  This may indicate improper wiring, damaged equipment or unsafe conditions.The physical contact points of the overcurrent protection device to the contact point of the buss are not making good contact. The sounds of arcing (a cracking or popping sound) may indicate this condition.
  10. Panels manufactured by Zinsco or Federal Pacific Electric (FPE). These panels have a reputation for being problematic and further evaluation by a qualified electrician is recommended.Zinsco panels can generally be identified by a blue and silver “Zinsco” label inside the panel, and an embossed “Magnetrip” label at the top of the panel face.FPE panels should include, if they were not removed, one of the following identifying labels:
    • Federal Electric
    • Federal Pacific Electric
    • Federal NOARC
    • Federal Pioneer
    • FPEFPE-Stab-Lok
    • Stab-Lok

Nisat Electric will make sure your meter base repair/meter base installation and electrical wiring are current with the latest National Electrical Code.  Most importantly, don’t put your property and personal safety at risk! Should you chose to hire someone else, only hire a professional licensed, insured electrician to complete any electrical work on your home.

Nisat Electric Licensure
Nisat Electric is proud to maintain three different categories of electrician licenses in the State of Texas: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician.  Please, take a few minutes to check out our reviews and licensure in the State of Texas and you will understand why thousands of customers entrust their electrical installation and repairs to Nisat Electric!

Visit our website or call Nisat Electric today at (214) 536-5555!

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