May is National Electrical Safety month, sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International. National Electrical Safety month was first established in the ‘90s, as a way to raise awareness about electrical safety in residential homes, and we at Harris Power in Yorktown, VA want to do our part to help Hampton Roads stay safe.
Check out our list of Dos and Don’ts on electrical safety, and call Harris Power for all your electrical power needs in Yorktown, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Smithfield, Carrolton, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Poquoson, Lanexa, Toano and beyond.
- Don’t Blow It. Overloading extension cords or power strips can have disastrous consequences, such as property loss, injuries, and even fatalities. The extraneous strain on the sockets can cause overheating, sparking fires which may go unnoticed until it’s too late. Be safe, be smart, and use sparingly. Take a few minutes this month to talk to your children about the proper use of electrical outlets – you may prevent a fire.
- Do Cover Up. Approximately 2,400 children are shocked annually after inserting a foreign object into an electrical outlet. If you have small children in your home, please err on the side of caution, and cover all outlets with safety covers. They’re inexpensive and easy to install – and you may save a life.
- Do Back It Up. At Harris Power, we specialize in generator installations. Don’t take chances, and don’t wait around in the dark. Call today and schedule your generator installation with the experts. Our preventative maintenance service agreements are a must, ensuring that you’ll never suffer another blackout.
Stay safe this month, and check back with us next month for more tips, tricks, and news.