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    Electrical Safety Checklist For Fall: Your Ultimate Guide

    by VitalStorm Marketing on November 4, 2022

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    Electrical Safety Checklist For Fall: Your Ultimate Guide

    Fall is officially upon us here in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves are starting to turn and the weather is starting to cool. Now is a great time to ensure that your home’s electrical system is in good working condition, and you are staying safe and comfortable.

    1. Check Your Outdoor Electrical Devices

    While summer’s can be hot and dry, fall is usually the opposite. There will be a lot more moisture and rain, so make sure the electrical devices you’re using outside are weatherproof. Also, if you have outdoor electrical outlets, make sure they’re GFCI outlets with covers. This will help keep rain out and protect against electric shock.

    2. Use Space Heaters Carefully

    With fall comes colder weather. When you pull out your space heaters for the first time this season, make sure you use them with care. Nothing flammable should be within 3 feet of your space heater, and it should never be plugged into an extension cord. Also, when you go to bed or you leave the house, make sure to turn it off and unplug it.

    3. Sweep Away Dry Leaves

    Leaves are already starting to fall! You’ll want to sweep them away from any outdoor outlets, light fixtures, power cords, and your air conditioning unit. Dry leaves can cause a fire if hit with a spark of any sort.

    4. Be Careful With Your Electric Blanket

    Fall is officially here and if you haven’t already, you’re likely going to be bundling up on the couch with hot cocoa and scary movies here soon. When you start using your electric blanket, make sure you’re using it safely and not putting anything n top of it while it’s in use. It’s also a good idea to never let your pets sleep in it. Trust us, they will try – but it can be very unsafe.

    5. Use Weatherproof Tools Outside

    This time of year can be really wet. That being said, make sure you’re using weatherproof power tools for any outdoor projects you plan to do this time of year. Tools that aren’t meant to get wet could lead to injury or serious, fatal electric shock.

    6. Check Cold Weather Tools

    Speaking of tools, make sure you’re also checking your cold weather tools, like leaf blowers, and their power cords. You’ll want to look for nay unusual wear and tear before you begin using them. Never use damaged or worn out power tools. It’s best you repair or replace them right away.

    Did You Find This Electrical Safety Checklist Helpful? Contact Kanon Electric For All Your Electrical Needs In Milton, WA and Surrounding Areas

    Kanon Electric serves Federal Way, Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn, Sumner, and the surrounding areas. For all your home electrical needs, no matter how big or small, contact the pros at Kanon Electric today by calling 253-302-8199 or online here. We offer many different electrical services. For a full list, click here.