Electricity Saftey

Heaters, Floods, & Cold Winters dangers to your electricity?

Electric Heaters Saftey

Space heaters can be a quick way to heat up a room if used properly. Make sure to only buy space heaters that have been safety tested and have a tip-over shut-off feature. Before using a space heater, make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working condition. Place heater out of reach of small children and animals, but on a level, hard, non-flammable floor surface—NOT on carpets, furniture or countertops.

Flodding Effects on Electrical Equipment

Durring flood season some homes in cirtian regions may be at risk of flooding. Durring these times it is crucial to maintain caution towards electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water, along with other potential hazards that create a serious danger of electrocution, as any shock above 0.1 ampres (100 mA) can be fatal. In addition, make sure to keep electric tools and equipment at least 10 feet away from wet surfaces as electric currents can jump from cirtian ranges. lastly, if it is trully neccesary to enter an energized area durring a flood, make sure to use rubber boots, as rubber is resistant to electrical currents.

Prepare Your Home for a Cold Winter

Ice and Heavy Snows Can Produce Prolonged Power Outages.Heavy accumulations of ice and snow coupled with fluctuating winter temperatures can bring down utility poles, trees and limbs with the ability to disrupt power for days on end. With this comes a threat to property and also to life itself. Switch off lights and appliances to prevent damaging appliances and overloading circuits when power is restored. Leave one lamp or light switch on as a signal for when your power returns. Close off unneeded rooms, and stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat in.