Always have a qualified electrician do all electrical work and please call an expert if you have any questions or before beginning any kind of electrical maintenance.
We have a few guidelines when it comes to electrical safety.
Indoor Electrical SafetyAvoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets – have additional outlets installed to minimize the use of extension cordsAvoid overloading outlets, plug in only one appliance per outletRepair or replace damaged electrical cordsInstall taper resistant outletsInstall ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in all appropriate roomsInstall Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) in all appropriate places
Outdoor Electrical SafetyUse only power tools that are marked for outdoor useStore electrical tools indoorsKeep tools away from childrenKeep the area around your electric meter and electric tools clearReplace any damaged cordsUse only extension cords that are marked for outdoor useHave a professional tree-trimming service inspect the trees in your yard for electrical hazards
Downed Wire Electrical Safety according to OSHA.gov (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)Assume all wires are live and energized with lethal voltagesNever assume a wire is safe to touchNever touch a fallen power lineCall the electric company right awayStay at least 10 feet away from overhead wires
“If an overhead wire falls across your vehicle while you are driving, stay inside the vehicle and continue to drive away from the line. If the engine stalls, do not leave your vehicle. Warn people not to touch the vehicle or the wire. Call or ask someone to call the local electric utility company and emergency services.”
Electrical Safety. (n.d.). Retrieved October 8, 2015, from https://www.osha.gov/Publications/electrical_safety.html
Call us or request service online for an inspection or electrical work today!