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Electrical Safety around your home

Can prevent accidents and avoid costly repairs. We recommend that you check the following items on a regular basis:


1
Repair or replace frayed, damaged or broken electrical cords.


2
Ensure that electrical cords are not under rugs or otherwise hidden.

3
Avoid the use of extension cords. If necessary, use only 3-pronged cords
.

4
Never replace a fuse with one of higher amperage.

5
Ensure that your home exterior
is well lit. We recommend sensor lighting on your garage, front porch and rear entry.

6
Replace bad light bulbs. Be sure to use the correct wattage for the fixture (usually indicated by a wattage sticker on the base of the lamp socket)

7
Repair or replace appliances that are broken or not operating correctly (e.g., make an unusual noise, or have a burning smell).

8
Check outlets to ensure that they are not overloaded, and cover those not in use.

9
Test smoke alar
ms and replace batteries if necessary