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Electrical Safety

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Prevent electrical fires by following some common sense rules:

  • If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips frequently, this is an indication that the circuit is overloaded. Reduce the number of appliances making demands on that circuit
  • A fuse should be replaced only with one of the same ampere rating.
  • Appliance cords and extension cords should be replaced rather than repaired if the cord is frayed or brittle.
  • Don’t nail or staple appliance cords and extension cords to walls, or lay them under carpeting.
  • Make certain that appliance cords and extension cords are not knotted. Knots may cause the wires to break.
  • For appliances requiring a great deal of electricity (irons, toasters, air conditioners, etc.) do not use regular extension cords. Use special cords with 14-gauge or 16-gauge wires.
  • We recommend you have a periodic inspection by a licensed electrician of the entire electrical system.