Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Unfortunately, homeowners from Rochester to Bloomington are guilty of taking electricity for granted and not observing all of the essential safety guidelines that go along with this modern convenience. Because most of us have been using electrical devices our entire lives, with few if any issues, we only see the benefits of electricity, but not the potential for life-threatening injuries. So everyone must take a few moments and rethink electrical safety, discuss it with loved ones, and ensure that every home in the community is free from common electrical safety hazards.

Some Important Electrical Safety Tips For Everyone To Follow

Often parents and adults think of electrical safety as something that is meant for children. But it is crucial for everyone to know and practice safety when using electricity. It only takes a moment for one person’s mistake to turn into an electrical fire that places everyone in the household at risk. So keep these tips in mind as you go about your daily activities:

  • Keep water and other liquids away from electricity and electrical devices to avoid severe electrical shocks
  • Only pull an electrical plug from an outlet, never grab the electrical wire and give it a tug to remove a plug
  • Manage electrical cords to avoid creating tripping hazards and keep cords away from pets that could chew on them
  • Only plug a single item into an extension cord to avoid overheating the cord and starting an electrical fire
  • Have class C fire extinguishers in your home to put out an electrical fire – never throw water on an electrical fire
  • Look for power lines before climbing a ladder, tree, or other structure, and never touch electrical wires that are accessible from the ground
  • Use childproof outlet covers to protect small children but also teach electrical safety starting at a young age – your child is sure to visit places without the covers, and that added layer of safety
  • Never ignore a flickering light – it could be as simple as a loose light bulb or more complex and hazardous like a failed breaker or fluctuating power entering your home
  • When you discover an electrical issue in your home or have a concern about electrical safety, call the experts at Lumberjack Electric at 612-236-9052
  • Contact Lumberjack Electric at 612-236-9052 for regular electrical safety inspections for your home, even if you have not noticed any issues – old wiring and outlets are common causes of electrical fires
  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and test them each month to ensure that they will alert you of an electrical fire n your house
  • Never place electrical cords or extension cords under carpeting or rugs as the increased heat could start a fire
  • Teach children never to climb electrical poles or play near them with kites or other aerial toys

It is important to remember that for all the added conveniences of electricity, there are also many hazards when it is not respected and used correctly. Call 612-236-9052 for assistance from the licensed electricians at Lumberjack Electric whenever you are concerned about electrical safety in your home.

Lumberjack Electric

5720 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428