According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, May is national electrical safety month. Electricity is used to power homes and businesses everyday, and, as long as certain safety precautions are taken, electrical energy is generally pretty safe.
“Certain precautions” you say? In honor of national electrical safety month, here are PLR’s tips for electrical safety! And while we know some of these seem pretty obvious, sometimes “the obvious” is the most easily overlooked.
PLR’s 5 Tips for National Electrical Safety Month
With power outlets, less is generally more. Don’t overload your outlets with adaptors that allow for multiple plugins.
Regularly check cords and wires for damage. Faulty or damaged wires are the top cause of house fires according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Water and electricity don’t mix...at all! Keep all electrical appliances as far away from water sources as possible.
If children are frequently at your home or business, cover exposed outlets using a safety cover.
Do a monthly sweep of your home to check for the above -- especially in out of the way places. Out of sight, out of mind...
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