Electrical Safety Tips for the Holidays
Posted on November 23rd, 2021
• Turn off holiday lights before going to bed or leaving home. Timers are convenient devices to help turn off lights when not in use.
• Avoid shock or fires by not overloading extension cords or outlets.
• Make sure all electrical cords are out of high-traffic areas. Don’t hide cords under carpets.
• Never let children or pets play with electric cords, light strands or electrical decorations.
• If you have a fresh-cut Christmas tree, water the tree frequently. Make sure all trees (real or artificial) are placed away from heat sources like fireplaces.
• In the kitchen, stay focused and attentive when baking, frying and simmering foods.
• Don’t leave towels or pot holders near the stove top when it’s in use. Always have a working fire extinguisher nearby, and know how to use it.
• If you’re driving this holiday, drive safely. If you come across a downed line, always assume it’s energized and stay away. Call 911 immediately to report it.