Electrical Safety Tips for the Holidays
The holiday season brings families and loved ones together for celebration. Whether hosting an event or traveling to someone’s home, the holidays take a lot of preparation. During the hustle and bustle, remember to make safety a priority to help ensure that nothing spoils the fun, and make your holiday a happy one.
“As you make final preparations for holiday and family celebrations, take simple safety steps to help ensure a safe and bright holiday season,” advises Molly Hall, executive director of the Energy Education Council and its Safe Electricity program.
Remember to always turn off decorative holiday lights before going to bed or leaving home. A timer can help make sure this happens.
Also, take care to not overload extension cords or outlets. Electric overloads can cause shocks and start fires.
Ensure that fresh-cut trees as well as artificial ones are placed away from heat sources such as registers, fireplaces, radiators, and televisions; and water a fresh-cut tree frequently.
During the holiday season your home may see increased traffic, including children and pets. Make sure all electric cords are out of high-traffic pathways and areas. Do not run cords through doorways or hide them under rugs or carpets. Do not let children or pets play with light strands or electrical decorations.
Read the full article for Electrical Safety Tips for the Holidays from Safe Electricity here: https://safeelectricity.org/media/electrical-safety-tips-holidays/
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