Electrical Safety Tips During Storms

 
Electricity has become integral to our daily lives and as a nation we have grown accustom to living with and using electricity that we may forget how powerful and dangerous it can be. As the storm season rages on around us we want to remind you of some precautionary measures. Here you will find some useful information about how to avoid electrical accidents especially during inclement weather.
 
**Ensure children are taught the dangers of electricity from a young age to prevent accidents.
 
**Never use appliances with faulty, frayed, exposed or cracked electrical wires.
 
**Switch off power points before plugging or unplugging devices.
 
**Do not attempt repairs of electrical appliances, wires or switches. Call us for your free estimate! 704-821-7005
 
**Never leave your home with heat producing appliances still operating (e.g. oven, microwave, iron, hair styling tools)
 
**Regularly remove any build up of combustible materials such as dust, paper and fabric from around electricity sources and appliances.
 
**Ensure the correct bulb size and rating (watts) is installed into lamps per the manufacturer’s instructions.
 
**Ensure appliances are installed in well ventilated areas to prevent overheating.
 
**Put safety plugs into unused power point sockets to prevent accidental contact.
 
**Install a whole home surge protector. More info on those HERE.
 
**Do not allow liquids to come into contact with power points or sockets.
 
**Never touch anything electrical with wet hands or bare feet.
 
**Ensure electrical cords are kept out of reach of children.
 
**Keep well clear of overhead power lines.

 
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