The following home safety tips are provided by Alason Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Electric power gives us light and warmth, but without safety precautions, it can also be dangerous. Follow these simple precautions to help insure you and your family’s safety:
- Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices.
- Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
- Avoid overloading outlets. Consider plugging only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.
- If outlets or switches feel warm, shut off the circuit and have them checked by an electrician.
- When possible, avoid the use of “cube taps” and other devices that allow the connection of multiple appliances into a single receptacle.
- Place lamps on level surfaces, away from things that can burn and use bulbs that match the lamp’s recommended wattage.
- Never touch anything electrical when you have wet hands.
- Don’t use electrical appliances such as radios in a wet place or near water.
- If power is lost during a storm, turn off or unplug electrical appliances so that there’s not a power surge when the electricity comes back on.
- If there’s flooding, watch out for water around electrical items, and never use appliances if they’re wet.
- Never prune trees that are near power lines yourself.
Alason Electrical Contractors, Inc. employ the highly trained workforce of the Baltimore LMCC Power Partnership. Our workers have worked with Alason Electrical Contractors on a variety of projects, including: Water Treatment Plants, Waste Water Treatment Plants, Schools, Theaters, Restaurants, Prisons, Churches, Hospitals, Industrial Plants, Renovations of Existing Retail Stores and Installation of New Retail Stores, Warehouse Packaging Systems and Conveyor Systems.