8 Electrical Safety Tips For Fall

Posted September 25, 2014

As cold weather approaches and we spend more time indoors, now is a good time to ensure that your home's electrical system is safe and working properly. Here are some electrical safety tips to consider:

1. Check outlets for loose plugs, which can overheat and cause a fire.

2. Test ground fault circuits (GFC) outlets to ensure they reset properly when pressing the test button.

3. If there are young children in the house, make sure unused outlets have safety covers installed.

5. If you are frequently resetting circuit breakers, call an electrician to inspect the circuit and upgrade the electrical panel if necessary.

6. Make sure electrical cords are in good condition. Never use tape to fix a damaged electrical cord, always replace the cord.

7. Test smoke detectors and CO detectors

8. Check the wattage of light bulbs to make sure they are the correct wattage for the size of the fixture.

Have questions about your home's electrical system? Call ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We're here to help.

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