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Steps To Be Safer In A World Full Of Power.

We are a wired world, and technology is something we use everyday! 

Whether its at home, in our car, office, or local coffee shop. Wires and cords are everywhere, a part of our daily existence. Which means power outlets are also everywhere!

It’s easy to overlook electrical items in our house; so for this reason we need to learn how to take precautionary measures, when using wired devices. This is especially true in homes with little ones who find a way to get into everything! Electrical safety is important, and there are some steps that every homeowner should take in order to be safer in a world that runs on power!

With Spring around the corner, take this opportunity during your spring cleaning to locate each outlet and power strip in your house. In most houses, power outlets are roughly twelve inches from the ground and twelve feet apart. Once they have all been found, use outlet covers to protect unused outlets, and be sure that plugs that are being utilized fit snuggly into their outlet space. This ensures that plugs are not easily removed by little fingers who think tugging on these are a fun game. 

Covering power strips can be a little more challenging. The best way is get a power strip cover then tuck it behind a piece of furniture or the entertainment center. Before adding the power strip cover, add the plastic socket covers to any open plugs on the strip then add the cover on top! 

Electrical accidents can happen in a flash, and it only takes a few extra minutes to get these deadly outlets covered to protect your family members! While we are taking about electrical safety, consider a whole house inspection! You can never be too safe in your own home. 

Electrical Safety and Reliability Inspections Help To:

  • Ensure the safe operation of electrical components in your home
  • Identify common electrical mistakes made by other contractors or previous DIY homeowner
  • Identify outdated or degraded wiring
  • Identify oversized fuses or breakers that could become fire hazards
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Help keep insurance and warranty requirements
  • Increase your home’s value

If you have any questions or concerns about electrical safety in your home, contact one of F.H. Furr’s knowledgable and experienced electricians today!  

Topics: home Electrical Safety Inspections