Electrical Safety Tips

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Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical safety tips around the house:

  • Remember electricity and water don’t mix.
  • Never use electrical appliances close to water.
  • Take an electrical tour throughout your home, searching for potential hazards to be corrected.
  • Never put anything into electrical outlets not intended for them.
  • Make sure electrical outlets are not overloaded.
  • Check all electrical and extension cords to make sure they are not cracked, frayed, or covered by rugs or furniture.
  • Use the appropriate wattage light bulb for lighting fixtures.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from damp or hot surfaces, and make sure they have appropriate air circulation.


Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips:

  • Electric-powered lawnmowers should not be used when grass is wet.
  • Inspect power tools and electric lawn mowers before use for frayed power cords, or broken housings or plugs.
  • When using tools or extension cords outdoors, make sure they are marked for outdoor use.
  • Unplug all portable power tools when they’re not being used. Don’t leave power tools unattended, even briefly.
  • Metal ladders conduct electricity. Be careful of overhead wires and power lines.
  • If you see a downed power line, stay away from it and call 9-1-1.