Here are some easily missed electrical problems that YOU can fix!
Indoor Electrical Fixes
Do you have an animal in your home that likes to chew on your charging cables?
Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices. (See Image Below)
Do you live in a home with small children?
Your electrical outlets should have plastic safety covers.
Do you use extension cords?
Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets. This is an easy tripping hazard - even for adults. (See Image Below) Follow the manufacturer's instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
Avoid overloading outlets. (See Image Below) Consider plugging only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time. If outlets or switches feel warm, shut off the circuit and have them checked by one of our certified electricians!
Using electrical equipment near sources of water:
Never touch anything electrical when you have wet hands. Don’t use electrical appliances such as hair dryers or radios in a wet place or near water.
Outdoor Electrical Fixes:
If power is lost during a storm, turn off or unplug electrical appliances so that there’s not a power surge when the electricity comes back on. If there’s flooding, watch out for water around electrical items and never use appliances if they’re wet. Avoid playing with kites or toy planes near overhead power lines. If a toy happens to get caught in a power line, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Avoid pruning trees yourself that are located near power lines.
Here are some examples of unsafe wiring to avoid in your home:
If you think you may have an issue with any of these safety regulations, contact us today! We would be more than happy to satisfy our customers with the satisfaction of Safety!
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