Spot problems before they cause fire or shock
Do not wait for an accident. call a qualified
repair person if you notice any of these danger signs:
problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers.
a tingle when you touch an electrical appliance.
of wall outlets.
burning smell or unusual odor coming form an appliance or wiring.
- A sizzling
sound at wall switches or outlets.
Electricity is a safe energy source when properly used. Follow these tips
to help prevent accidents around your home.
electrical appliances before cleaning.
put metal objects in appliances or outlets — you could be shocked.
unplug an appliance that overheats and have it checked by a qualified
repair person before using it again.
appliances with an approval seal of a recognized testing laboratory
such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
leave a portable space heater unattended or leave children or pets alone
in a room with a space heater.
appliances and extension cords for fraying or cracking.
cords out from under rugs or furniture and safely away from ledges.
electrical toys and appliances away from water. Electricity + Water
pull the plug and not the cord, and never carry an appliance by the
using multiple appliances in one area, plug them into different outlets.
sure light bulbs are screwed in securely — loose bulbs can overheat.
Have you ever seen this sign?
Mr. Ouch is a sticker or sign attached to electric utility equipment —
usually green transformer boxes — that warns children and adults
of hazardous voltage. So, when you see Mr. Ouch, stay away. And tell others
around the area to do the same.