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Summer Electrical Safety Tips: Around the Home
Make sure to remember that water and electricity DO NOT MIX WELL – in fact they can be dangerous and possibly lead to death. Be safe and follow some of these summer electrical safety tips.
- Summer is the season for swimming and playing in the sun. Watch for electrical hazards around the water to prevent injuries to yourself and others.
- Keep all electrical appliances away from the water. This means pools, bathtubs, sprinkler systems, sinks, etc.
- Never touch an electrical appliance if you are wet or standing in the water. Electricity travels fast!
- Make sure to use water resistant outlet covers on all outdoor receptacles especially near swimming pools and hot tubs. Also make sure that they are fully grounded. Our electricians can answer any questions you may have.
- Make sure that all major appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and refrigerators are plugged into grounded outlets.
- Now is a good time to remind you to never plug in any appliance if you notice the cord is damaged or frayed in anyway.
Did you know?
- The first Lighthouse to use Electricity was the Statue of Liberty (1886)
- The first bridge to use electricity to light up the way was the Brooklyn Bridge.
- The average monthly residential use of electricity is 920 kilowatt hours (kWh)
- The shock of an electric eel has been known to knock a grown horse off its feet.
- One inch of a lightning bolt can carry as much as 100 million volts with heat reaching 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That is three times hotter than the surface of the sun. That’s HOT!
- Thomas Edison had only three months of official schooling.