San Luis Obispo electrician announces ‘May is national electric safety month’

  • Workplace safety
  • Disaster safety
  • Kids safety
  • A resource library for a wide range of electrical topics
  • An odd, unidentifiable smell, smoke or sparks coming from an electrical outlet, wire or fixture indicates a serious problem. Evacuate everyone, including pets, shut off the power and call 911, especially if flames are present.
  • Don’t overload circuits by plugging too many appliances or electronics into an outlet.
  • Avoid overuse of extension cords.
  • Keep flammable materials away from lamps and light bulbs. Even though LED bulbs don’t get as hot as incandescent bulbs, any amount of heat can cause a fire with the right material.
  • Use safety covers on outlets to prevent young curious children from sticking objects into the holes.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off in the event of a dangerous electricity situation and Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) reduce the risk of shock. Install these devices in your home or business and test them monthly.
  • Rely on trained electricians for inspections, troubleshooting and repairs and avoid electrical do-it-yourself projects.

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