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Electric safety at home, work and play

We all take things for granted. One of those things is the power to operate the devices we use every day at home, work and play. That power is electricity.

Electricity cooks our food, heats and cools our living spaces, and lights our world. It runs our televisions, computers, power tools, hair dryers, hot tubs and a million other things. Electricity is everywhere in our lives, but we seldom notice it.

Electricity is both a benefit and a danger. As daily hazards go, electricity is uniquely unforgiving. Even the smallest mistake can result in injury, property damage and even death. For that reason, education and awareness about electrical safety is crucial, especially for younger people.

 

Electric Safety Tips For Winter:

  • Watch for holiday decorations that are past their prime and replace them; frayed or bare wires and loose connections could start a fire.
  • Always have your heating system inspected at least once a year.
  • Remember, water and electricity don’t mix – don’t touch an electric heater if you’re wet or standing on a wet floor.
  • Make sure electric blankets and space heaters are off and unplugged when you’re not using them. Don’t keep anything flammable within three feet of a space heater, and never tuck in an electric blanket. 
  • Tree branches should be trimmed away from the power lines. Don’t try doing this yourself; hire a pro and check out our advice here.
  • Hang back if you see a downed power line and don’t come near it. Instead, give us a call at 303-651-8386.

 


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