Check for Electrical Hazards
- Replace frayed or cracked extension and appliance cords, loose prongs and plugs.
- Make sure there is only one plug per outlet. Avoid using cube-tabs or overloading outlets. If you must use an extension cord, use a cord that’s rated for the electrical load and no longer than is really needed.
- Remove electrical cords that run under rugs or over nails, heaters or pipes.
- Cover exposed outlets and wiring.
- Repair or replace appliances that overheat, short out, smoke or spark