Electrical Safety Tips
Take a moment and review the electrical safety below to avoid any mishap.
- Inspect electrical outlets for damage before use
Cracked or damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections may cause a serious shock or start a fire.
- Do not overload electrical outlets
Overloaded electrical outlets and faulty wires are a common cause of holiday fires. Avoid overloading outlets and plug only one high-wattage into each outlet at a time.
- Keep combustibles at least three feet from heat sources
A heat source that was too close to the decoration was a factor in half of the home fires that began with decorations (NFPA).
- Protect cords from damage
To avoid shock or fire hazards, cords should never be pinched by furniture, forced into small spaces such as doors and windows, placed under rugs, located near heat sources, or attached by nails or staples.
- Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking
Unattended cooking equipment is the leading cause of home cooking fires (NFPA).
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