Fall is here – and there’s no better time to pay attention to your electrical system. The last thing you want is to fall victim to dangerous electrical hazards. Here are the top 5 electrical safety tips for falls that every homeowner should know.
1. Repair or Replace Worn Out Tools or Parts
Any electrical tools that you plan to use this time of year, like leaf blowers, should be checked for any unusual wear and tear. If you have tools or parts that are worn out or broken, then it’s time to repair or replace them. Using tools and parts that are worn out and not working properly can be a major safety hazard.
2. Test Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a potential fire & carbon monoxide detectors are there to warn you of potentially deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. If you don’t have working alarms & detectors in your home, you can’t be warned. It’s important to test them out to make sure they’re working properly. Your safety and health depend on it.
3. Use Space Heaters Carefully
It’s that time of year you’re probably going to start pulling out the space heaters. When you do, however, make sure you are practicing safety. They are not to be used to warm bedding, dry clothing, thaw pipes, or cook food. That being said, never drape any flammables over the space heater. It’s also important you don’t leave it running 24/7. When you’re not home, or you’re asleep, turn it off.
4. Keep Dry Leaves Away From Outdoor Lighting
The leaves are falling this time of year. It’s important to make sure you’re keeping any dry leaves away from your outdoor lighting. Lighting materials that generate heat, like your outdoor lights, must be kept away from other materials that can ignite and burn easily – like dry leaves.
5. Be Careful About Using Electrical Devices Outside
This time of year, many places experience more rainfall and moisture. That’s why it’s so important to make sure the tools you are wanting to use outside this time of year are weatherproof. You shouldn’t use any electrical devices outside that aren’t, as this could cause potential shock.
Contact The Pros At Spark Daddy Home Services In St. Louis, MO For All Your Electrical Needs!
Are you looking to schedule an electrical service, repair, or replacement in your St. Louis, MO home? Spark Daddy Home Services is here for all your electrical needs! Give us a call today at 314-668-2333 or contact us online. Be prepared for fall and take action with your electrical system!