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Are there electrical safety tips for me to follow?

 Yes, here are some safety tips you should follow:

Electrical Panel Inspections 

Should be inspected on a yearly basis. They are not maintenance free.  Gone unchecked they can cause service interruption, in extreme cases fires.

Breakers and loose wires can cause arching and overheating thus causing additional damage and are more costly to repair.  Keep panel doors and box covers closed.  Dust and moisture are two of the biggest enemies of electrical devices.

Outlets

Check for outlets that have loose-fitting plugs, which can overheat and lead to fire.  Replace any missing or broken wall plates.  Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are accessible to children.

Cords

Make sure cords are in good condition – not frayed or cracked.  Make sure they are placed out of traffic areas. Cords should never be nailed or stapled to the wall, baseboard or to another object.  Do not place under carpets or rugs or rest any furniture on them.

Extension Cords

Check to see that cords are not overloaded.  Additionally, extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis.  They are not intended as permanent household wiring.  Make sure extension cords have safety closures to help prevent young children from shock hazards and mouth burn injuries.

Appliances

If an appliance repeatedly blows a fuse, trips a circuit breaker or has given you a shock, it is time to unplug it and have it repaired or replaced. 

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