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5 Electrical Safety Tips

You Should Know for your Home



1. Replace or repair damaged power cords


     Exposed wiring is a danger that cannot go overlooked,           the NFPA wrote. If you see the protective coating on a   

     wire is stripped away, be sure to replace it or cover it

     with electrical tape as soon as possible.

2. Don’t overload your outlets

     Every outlet in your home is designed to deliver a

     certain amount of electricity; by plugging too many

     devices into it at once, you could cause a small

     explosion or a fire. If you have a lot of things to plug in,

     use a power strip (an energy saving one of course!) that

     can safely accommodate your needs.

3. Avoid extension cords as much as possible

     Running extension cords through the house can trip up

     residents; this can cause injury and damage to the wire or

     outlet if it causes the cord to be ripped out of the wall. If

     you find yourself using extension cords very often,

     consider having an electrician install new outlets

     throughout your home.

4. Keep electrical equipment or outlets away from water

     Water conducts electricity, so even the slightest exposure 

     to this dangerous mix can lead to injury. Make sure you

     wipe up any spills to ensure that plugs don’t get wet.

5. Protect small children from hazards

     Toddlers and small children are very curious– and they

     love to explore just about everything. Parents of small

     children should put tamper-resistant safety caps on all

     unused electrical outlets. In addition, all loose cords

     should be tidied up and put out of reach to avoid kids

     tugging on them.