Keep Your Home Safe With These Electrical Safety Tips

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to take a look around your home to eliminate any potential hazards to you, our family or your home from faulty or overloaded electrical outlets and devices. A few simple precautions can mean a world of difference. For instance:

  • Smoke marks on outlet covers or a burning odor are the warning signs of potential trouble.
  • Use a good surge protector to minimize risk. It will trip and cut power to a circuit if it becomes overloaded.
  • Never staple or use nails or tacks to attach electrical cords to a wall or baseboards.
  • Locate your circuit breaker and switch the power off before starting an electrical job.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has more tips for making your home safe, and you can watch a fun video we made to remind you about home safety and electricity.


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