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    Electrical Safety Tips To Add To Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

    by VitalStorm Marketing on March 15, 2023

    Electrical Safety Tips To Add To Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

    Spring into electrical safety! If you have an ongoing spring cleaning checklist already, make sure to add your electrical system to that list. Here are the top electrical safety tips you should add to your spring cleaning checklist this year.

    1. Inspect Your Extension Cords

    If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have a few different extension cords lying around your home that are for both indoor and outdoor use. Before you start using them for the first time in months or years, you should inspect them. This will help make sure there isn’t any damage that could be a safety hazard. If you notice your extension cords are worn out or damaged, you should throw them out and discontinue use immediately.

    2. Check The Wattage In Every Light Bulb

    This spring, you may be changing out light bulbs and replacing defective ones with new ones. While this is a smart choice in order to avoid electrical safety issues, it’s also important to make sure the replacements are the correct wattage. If your light bulb burns out quickly, flickers, or is very warm, then you could have the incorrect wattage. To avoid your light bulb from overheating or malfunctioning, always use the correct wattage.

    3. Test All Alarms In Your Home

    Every home should have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association, in 2021, roughly 2,880 people lost their lives in house fires and about 11,500 people were severely injured in the United States. Not having working smoke alarms (or carbon monoxide) detectors could put you in a very dangerous situation. Make sure to test your alarms at least once a month and replace batteries every 6 months or so.

    4. Unplug Tools You’re Not Using

    As you do a lot of spring cleaning this year, you may be considering doing a lot of work on the yard or house. When power tools are not being used, make sure to unplug them and store them in a safe place. When you do unplug your power tools, make sure not to pull on the plug directly because that could cause damage to the tool.

    5. Schedule An Annual Electrical Safety Inspection

    One of the best ways to make sure your home is up-to-code according to the provisions set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC) is to have your home inspected by a qualified electrician. Make sure your home is keeping you safe and comfortable by scheduling one every year with a professional.

    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.