What You Shouldn’t Do with Electricity by Glendale Electrician

electriccon_10_4Electricity is such a common part of our world, we rarely think twice when we use it or are around it. Technology and a lot of trial and error has made electricity extremely safe with safeguards built in place on almost everything that uses electricity to run. We feel safe around it and tend to get complacent. Complacency can be extremely dangerous and cost us a home or result in a serious injury. Your electrician in Glendale wants you to keep some things in mind when you are using electricity in and around the home. If you have questions, give The Electric Connection a call.

What NOT to Do

*Never yank a cord out. Always use your thumb and finger placed on the designated area and gently pull.

*Don’t use a cord that has any holes in the protective coating says an electrician. Glendale homeowners can use electrical tape or have the cord properly repaired by a professional.

*Don’t connect several extension cords together. This can damage the appliance as well as cause the breaker to trip.

*Don’t staple or nail a cord to the floor or wall to keep it out of the way. You could damage the protective coating and cause a short.

*Don’t try and fix or work on any appliance while it is plugged into the wall.

*Don’t run a cord under a rug or in a high traffic area. If you need a better placed outlet, have one installed by a Glendale electrician.

*Don’t plug in an appliance if your hands are wet or you are standing in water.

Electric safety is fairly simple, but it is important you are always thinking about what you are doing to avoid silly mistakes that can end up being extremely hazardous. Give The Electric Connection a call if you would like to learn more about how you can make your home’s electrical a little safer.