The holiday season may mean you have a lot of extra things, like holiday lights or space heaters, which require electricity. These added items can cause electrical problems if you do not use them safely. Here are some electrical safety tips to help you manage your electric items safely during the holidays.
- Only use one power strip per outlet for your electric items. Using more than one power strip in one area can cause the circuit to short out because there is too much power being controlled through the one outlet. Spread out your electric appliances and items so that you do not have to continuously check the electrical box.
- Keep your electric items away from water. This may seem like a no brainer, but you should always be careful around electrical items, and double check that they are not near any water sources to avoid any severe electrical complications and injuries.
- Extension cords can be a huge help when it comes to plugging in all your items, especially when you have a limited amount of plugs in an area. When using extension cords, make sure they are in good condition, with no exposed wires or other problems that could cause them to not work. When using extension cords outside, be sure to use special cords designed to withstand outdoor conditions.
- Timers are a great way to monitor your energy usage and prevent mishaps. Having your lights turn on and off at predetermined times can take one thing off your plate and give you one less thing to worry about as you leave your home or go to bed.
Keep these electrical safety tips in mind to ensure your holiday is a safe one! Contact Lou Aggetta insurance services in Pleasant Hill for all of your California homeowner’s insurance needs. Let us keep you safe this holiday season and give us a call, today!