Pasadena CA Electrical Tips: 10 Ways to Help Ensure Electrical System Safety

This week, the Pasadena electrical specialists at Ace Pelizon Plumbing has put together a few electrical safety tips. If you need electrical services in Pasadena, CA call a professional electrician you can trust to ensure your safety and the safety of your home. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Always use caution when using electrical appliances and equipment. Becoming too comfortable can cause you to forget how dangerous electricity can be, and this can lead to a potential hazard.
  2. Don’t touch any exposed wires, or downed power lines, even if it appears to be safe. Always call your electric company to report fallen power lines.
  3. Never use electrical devices while standing in or near water. While this one may seem like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised at how many people use electrical devices too close to standing water.
  4. Make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with GFI outlets and that you know how to reset them correctly.
  5. Never attempt to repair electrical cords simply by using electrical tape. Take the device to a professional electrician or appliance repair person to replace the cord, or replace the device.
  6. If any electrical devices get wet, don’t use them unless you’ve had it checked by an electrician.
  7. Never plug in too many cords into one electrical outlet. If you have multiple adaptors or multiple surge protectors plugged into one outlet, bear in mind that this is not a safe way to use these devices.
  8. Use outlet covers in outlets that are not being used, especially if you have small children. Putting foreign objects into an outlet can cause bodily harm or an electrical fire.
  9. Make sure all of your power tools, appliances, and other electrical equipment are in good condition. Any frays in power cords, broken devices, or damaged equipment can be dangerous to use.
  10. Consider a whole-home surge protector installed by one of our Pasadena, CA electricians. This can protect major appliances and other devices from electrical surges.

If you would like more electrical safety tips, or you want to schedule electrical service in Pasadena, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today.

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