Electrical Safety

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 alarms and replace batteries if necessary