Electrical Safety Holiday Tips in Stamford, CT

By
Home Builder with Safe and Sound Electric LLC E1-125403

December and January are a time of festivity with family and friends, but it is also a time of increased number of fires at homes. Every year around this time, we see a rise in the number of house fires and we want everybody to enjoy the festivities and relax for the Holiday brake!

 

We have put together an Electrical Safety Holiday List because we have identified key  things you can do, to avoid incidents. These are things you can eaily manage at home:

 

1) Do not use any damaged cords. Replace them immediately
2) Keep all cords running on dry surfaces. Do not hide them under rugs

3) Make sure decorations are intended for indoor or outdoor use

4) Take any warning labels seriously
5) Keep in mind: Extension cords are for temporary use ONLY
6) Make sure Extension cord meets or exceeds power needed
7) Power strips MUST be plugged directly into the wall, not chained together

8) Do not overload outlets. This will overload the circuit and cause damage to electrical system or even fire!

9) Make sure your holiday lights have UL safety labels

10) Make sure your Smoke Detectors are working. Replace batteries if needed

11) Route extension cords near walls so they are not a tripping hazard.  

 
Enjoy your Holidays!

 

Comments (2)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

John - Yes, this is great advice.  Unfortunately, there are a higher number of fires and accidents this time of year.  Good tips.

Dec 21, 2014 08:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

John, in reading yur list, I know I did what I had to do right.  It is a wonderful time of year and no one wants a fire because they got all Griswold with their lights

Dec 22, 2014 12:36 AM