This time of year, we probably use a lot more electricity and will come into contact with many electrical items. We thought it appropriate then to give you a few reminders on being conscious of safety around such items. Here are a few:
A major issue this month could be overloading of electrical outlets and extension cords. Be very careful not to do this as it is very hazardous.
If you suspect you have mice etc. in the house, check all electrical cords for signs that they have not been chewed on by rodents as they can cause a lot of damage.
If you are working outside of the house on a ladder or roof, be very aware of overhead power lines and avoid working in that area. It is also a good thing to know where any underground power lines may be also so as to avoid digging in the area.
You may need added heat in these winter months, but make sure that any easily combustible items like curtains and clothing etc, are kept at least three feet away from space heaters.
It is extremely important to keep an eye on children to make sure they don’t play with electrical appliances. For very young children place safety plugs in all unused outlets.
This is something we are always reminded of, but keeping electrical appliances away from anything wet such as a wet floor or the bathroom, is very important when it comes to preventing electrocution.
We want you all to stay as safe as possible this winter. If you feel unsure as to whether the electrical system in your home is safe, don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you.