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Electrical Safety Tips

If you own a home, it is vital that you know and utilize common sense electrical safety practices. Electrical safety is imperative if you want to sleep peacefully at night and also know your family is safe. Plus, your home is most likely your most valuable asset and you should do all you can to protect it from an electrical fire or damage.

One basic fact pertaining to electrical safety is that kids need to be kept away from outlets and plugs! The number of shocks and injuries due to a child playing with an outlet or plugs is astounding. And, all of those shocks and injuries are preventable. With simple child proofing and the right sized outlet covers, kids can safely be on the floor and near outlets without parents being filled with anxiety.

Knowing how to properly use extension cords, especially during the holiday season, can be a life and property saving tip. If you overload or use extension cords improperly, you could cause a short or blow fuses. Also, it is important to know if your extension cords are for indoor or outdoor use. You must never use an indoor extension cord outside where it will be exposed to the elements, such as snow, ice and freezing temperatures.

Electrical safety does not have to be difficult or complicated part of homeownership. The professional electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric can help advise you about every aspect of electrical safety so you, your property, and your family are always safe. With us on the scene, we can ensure every aspect of your home’s electrical system is up to code, safe, and capable of handling the electrical demands you place on your home.