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Safety Tips

 

Electrical:

  • Always discard frayed or worn out cords
  • Make sure to use the proper extension cords for electric outdoor tools to avoid a potential shock or fire.
  • Plug grounded tools only into grounded outlets
  • Never work with any type of electricity around water or out in the rain.
  • Use GFCI outlets in areas where water is present such as the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. GFCIs protect against ground faults when current leaking from an appliance goes to ground through a person touching the appliance. Even a small amount of current passing through a person can be lethal; a GFCI will trip if there’s a ground fault, whereas a circuit breaker won’t.
  • Never overload your electrical outlets. In dangerous storms, make sure all of your electronics are plugged into surge protectors to make sure a surge in electricity doesn’t take them out. Also, if you lose power, turn off all electronics so you don’t overload circuits causing even more issues.
  • If your lights flicker or dim repeatedly, call an electrician immediately. This could signify an overload.
  • Call for an evaluation if you are constantly resetting circuit breakers, changing fuses, or smell burning wires.

Furnaces:

  • Heating systems are the number TWO cause of all home fires. So make sure all smoke detectors are working properly.
  • Be sure all furnace controls and emergency shutoffs work.
  • Leave all furnace repairs to qualified specialists
  • Keep trash and any other flammables away from the furnace
  • Keep your system maintained
  • Ensure you have proper ventilation
  • Make sure your filter is changed/cleaned regularly
  • Make sure all carbon monoxide detectors work. If the furnace isn’t functioning properly, it can cause carbon monoxide to leak into your house which could lead to death if not caught right away.

Air Conditioners:

  • Always have your system maintained by a professional.
  • Make sure all cords and plugs are in good condition.
  • When using a window unit be ensure that it is properly secured.
**Remember if you ever have any concerns call us immediately…it is always better to be safe than sorry