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Electrical Safety Month

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

It's time to check for electrical hazards in your home. Follow these easy steps to ensure your home is safe.

February is National Electrical Safety Month! It’s time to inspect your home for potential hazards. NOVEC, an electric distribution company based out of Northern Virginia, gives us these home electrical safety tips to keep our homes and families safe.



  • Check electric cords often for damage. Have damaged cords repaired right away. Worn cords can cause shock, short circuit, or fire

  • Pull the plastic housing of the electric plug to take it out of the wall socket, never pull on the cord

  • Do not overload electric outlets with too many items plugged in at once

  • Water and electricity do not mix. Do not operate electric appliances such as radios or hair dryers near a bathtub of sink full of water

  • Never stick your fingers, toys, or anything except electic plugs into electric outlets

  • Unplug any appliance that emits sparks or that does not work properly

  • Always unplug an appliance before cleaning or repairing it

  • Always unplug the toaster or other appliance when removing a piece of stuck food

  • Remember that at turned-off appliance is still connected to electricity until it is unplugged

  • Limit use of extension cords. Make sure the cord is the appropriate size for use. Some appliances or equipment required heavy-duty cords


In case of an electrical fire, call SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West for your cleaning needs. 253-896-3000


https://www.novec.com/Safety/HomeElectricalSafety.cfm

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