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September 14, 2016

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is not to be taken lightly; neglect could lead to both electrocution and fire. Because of the inherent risks of electricity, it’s always recommended to use a qualified electrician to carry out any electrical work on your property, whether commercial, domestic or industrial.

Electrical risks can remain unseen until it’s too late to avoid disaster. Amlec has the following tips to help you find hazards that may be lurking around your home:

  • Check electrical outlets for loose-fitting plugs.
  • Check the cords of the appliances in your home, as well as the plugs and connectors. Make sure that they are not frayed, cracked or damaged, placed under rugs or carpets, resting on furniture, or located in high traffic areas. Do not nail or staple cords to walls, floors or any other objects.
  • Extension cords should be used on a temporary basis only. They are not a permanent wiring solution. Have additional outlets installed where you need them.
  • Check your electrical panel to make sure that the breakers and fuses are properly rated for the circuit that they are protecting. If you do not know what the correct rating is, have a qualified electrician identify and label the correct size to be used.
  • Check light bulbs and appliances to make sure the wattage matches fixture requirements. Make sure not to replace bulbs with those that have higher wattage than recommended. Additionally, the bulb should be screwed in securely to prevent overheating.
  • Inspect all outdoor connections, appliances and tools for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked or broken housings.

If you have any uncertainties about electrical safety in and around your home, do not hesitate to contact Amlec. Please leave a message below and we will get back to you.

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