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Electrical Safety Tips

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical cords, receptacles and light bulbs can be very dangerous. Every year these things cause 41,000 residential fires, 350 deaths, 1,400 injuries and $620 Million in property damages. Here are SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill we would like to offer you some electrical safety tips.

Extension Cord Safety Tips

  • Never run a cord under a rug
  • Only use them for temporary situations
  • Damaged cords should be replaced immediately as they can cause shock or fires.
  • Only buy approved safety cords
  • Never overload the extension cord based on rating label

Receptacle Safety Tips

  • Replace broken receptacles right away
  • Never alter the plug
  • If you must use a grounding adapter first verify the plug is grounded
  • Do not use multi plug adapters for extended periods
  • Never install 3 slot receptacles where a ground is not available
  • Use child safety plugs when children are present

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