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Top Electrical Safety Guidelines for Homeowners

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Most of us know enough to be cautious around electricity. However, the more we come to depend on it, the more likely we are to take its power for granted. Whether due to carelessness or malfunctioning equipment, electrical accidents occur.

Stay safe! Adhere to the following electrical safety guidelines:

1. Inspect electrical cords

Frays in wiring and cracks in insulation can make any electric-powered device dangerous. Keep an eye out for damage! Also, always make sure you’re connected to the right power source.

2. Keep a close eye on your lights

Notice inexplicable flickering? Don’t be tempted to chalk it up to a haunting! It could be a sign of loose wire connections or a broken wire.

3. Don’t overload power strips

Excessive extension on power outlet

Power strips can become quite dangerous when overloaded. Look into how much your power strip can handle before plugging in powerful appliances.

4. Stay away from fallen power lines

It’s not uncommon for power lines to fall after major storms. Do not be tempted to touch or move a downed line; it could still be energized. Instead, call your power company.

5. Have appliance routinely inspected

Appliances — especially old ones — can be hazardous if not properly cared for. Have yours inspected every now and then to make sure all connections are firmly in place.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for more tips on electrical safety. Guidelines like these can help you avoid serious injury and even death.

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