Your home’s electrical system supports many electrical appliances. You may have your washing machine running simultaneously as someone is watching TV, making dinner while the dishwasher is running and, most of the lights in your home are on.
Depending on the age of your electrical system, you may be overworking the load it can carry. This is where electrical panel safety comes in. The older the home, the less load the electrical panel can carry which may turn into a safety hazard.
Here are some of the dos and don’ts of electrical panel safety to ensure that you, your family, and your home are safe.
When it involves electrical safety, you need to be aware of the outside of your home too. For example, trees growing near power lines can be dangerous in a storm. Make sure that you keep an eye on them and get them trimmed when you see they are growing a little too close.
You also want to make sure you practice electrical safety during hurricane season. When you’re working outside, steer clear of overhead electrical power lines. Even when it concerns the outside of your home, keep electrical devices away from water sources.
Be careful not to disguise any transformers or meters with paint or allow them to be covered by bushes and trees they need to be accessed quickly in an emergency, and this will only prolong the process. Don’t allow children to play near power lines or play in trees where power lines are close by.
Armed with this information, you can keep your family and your home protected from any potential electrical issues.
For more electrical tips, general maintenance, and electrical repairs, get in touch with Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric at 1-800-475-1504.
We’ll keep your electrical system running smoothly, giving you peace of mind that your home is a safe.
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