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​​May is Electrical Safety Month

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

 

When electricity is mishandled, it can result in burns, shocks and electrocutions. All of these injuries can be prevented by taking safety precautions. Did you know that May is Electrical Safety Month? Now you do! It's a great time of year to refresh your memory on electrical safety tips. Keep reading to learn more. 

 

  • Always inspect cords and electronic devices before usage. If you notice any damage, do not use it. It will need to be repaired or replaced.

  • Do not touch a downed power line. Instead,  alert the power company about this. 

  • If you will be cutting tree branches, make sure you will be at least 10 feet away from electrical wires. 

  • It is important to remember that water and electricity do not mix! Never use an electronic device near water.

  • Have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) installed in the kitchen, bathrooms and outdoor areas.

  • Never attempt to fix an electrical problem on your own. Only a licensed electrician should perform electrical repairs. 

 

Are you concerned with the safety of your electrical system? If so, turn to the professional electricians at A.B. May! Our home electrical safety inspections will ensure that your home is securely wired. Best of all, it can give you peace of mind. Call 913-370-4898  to schedule service. 

 

 

 

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