Don’t ruin the summer fun due to lack of electrical safety knowledge! As your leading heating, cooling and electrical contractor in Tyler, TX, we recommend you take heed and follow these friendly electrical safety advice from our experts for a wonderful summer season!
Keep electronics away from water.
Summer is the time for pool parties, and many people always bring their speakers near the pool. While it may increase the fun, bringing electrical devices near water sources can pose a real danger. Since accidents can happen anytime, we recommend you place your electric devices at least ten feet away from any water source.
Check your extension cord for damage.
Never use a damaged extension cord, especially when you plan to use them outdoors, and kids are around. The cracks and exposed wires present safety risks. Similarly, never allow power cord connection to get in contact with water. Wet power lines can cause electrical hazards and become a potential lethal trap.
Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
The GFCI improves the safety of your outlets, especial those outdoor channels and near water sources. If the circuit was accidentally exposed to water or spilled a drink, the GFCI will shut off the power to the outlet immediately to secure your safety and that of your electrical appliances.
Don’t fly kites near power lines.
Many people take advantage of the beautiful summer weather to fly kites in their backyards. While it’s a fun outdoor activity, our experts at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services recommend you do this in a wide-open space like the park. Airborne toys can come across overhead power lines and may cause lethal electrical hazards. Be sure to instruct your children about this important note.
Never handle electrical items with wet hands.
Water and electricity is not a perfect match. Whether you just came out from the pool or the bathroom, be sure to dry your hands first before touching any electrical appliances. It doesn’t matter how careful you are. Electrocution always happens even with a small amount of water that reaches an electrical system.
Know where your breaker box is.
In case of an electrical emergency, it pays to know where your breaker box is located. With this, you can immediately shut off the power to the entire home and save your property in great danger.
It’s important to keep these electrical safety tips in mind, and it’s even better to put our number in your phone just in case you need an immediate service call. We provide expert service in Tyler and East Texas. Visit our page to know what we can help you with!
If you want to talk to our heating and cooling specialists, feel free to give us a call at 903-592-6531!