Families and friends gather for holiday celebrations. Holidays require a lot of preparation, whether you are hosting an event or going to someone’s house. To make sure that you have a great holiday, make electrical safety your top priority.
Electrical Safety Tips This Holiday Season
Always remember to turn off the holiday lights before you go to bed. This can be done with a timer. Don’t overload extension cords and outlets. Overloading electrical outlets can cause electrical shocks that can ignite fires. Make sure that both fresh-cut and artificial trees are kept away from heat sources like radiators, fireplaces, and registers. Also, water fresh-cut trees often. Your home might see more traffic during the holidays, including children and pets. You should ensure that all electric cords are not in high-traffic areas or pathways. Cords should not be run through doors or hidden under carpets or rugs. Children and pets should not be exposed to electrical decorations or light strands. Contact a Myrtle Beach electrician in case you notice anything strange with your electrical system.
The kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, as it is where holiday recipes are made and cooked. These are some helpful tips for working in the kitchen:
- Focus on baking, brewing, or simmering food.
- Make sure to keep cooking areas free of grease.
- Avoid leaving combustible objects, such as pot holders or towels, near the stovetop.
- Do not plug more than one high-wattage appliance into a single outlet.
- Check those outlets are located near sinks that have GFCI.
- Make sure you always have a working fire extinguisher and are familiar with how to use it.
Please drive safely if you’re traveling for the holidays. The vehicle is the best place to be if you are in an accident with a utility line. It doesn’t have to be sparking in order to be energized. All downed and low lines should be considered dangerous and energized. To notify the utility immediately, dial 911. If you need any kind of electrical services, don’t hesitate to contact MB Electrician Pros. We offer different electrical services for both residential and commercial buildings.