Tuesday, July 22, 2014
     

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