Electrical Safety Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

Routinely check your appliances for any faults in their cords. That may include, minor cuts, over-heating or smoke. The cords should not be worn out, or do not fit normally into the outlet. It may be better off to get such appliances and cords checked by the electrician, or replace them altogether.

Similarly, an extension cord or outlets should not be overloaded with appliances, as that will cause unnecessary burden upon the outlet/extension, which in the worst-case scenario, might lead to short-circuit or fire. If there is a dire need to run multiple appliances at once, one should get more outlets installed by an electrician, rather than take any futile risks.

Furthermore, electrical appliances should not be touched with wet hands and if an outlet is getting hot, a North Carolina electrician should be called to oversee the socket.