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Safety Tips

Electricity can KILL!  Don’t take that chance.

These 5 steps can protect your family and your home:

  1. Know the rules – ask about the Safety Code requirements for electrical wiring and installations.
  2. Always turn the power off from the panel box, and use an approved tester to ensure power is off.

What you should know about Electrical Panels:

  • Electricity enters your home from the Local Distribution Company through the service entrance at the main switch. From the main switch, the panel board or fuse box splits power into circuits that distributed electricity throughout your home. Each circuit distributing power throughout your home is protected by a fuse or circuit breaker. Fuses and circuit breakers detect short circuits and overloading and will blow (fuse) or trip (circuit breaker).

What you should know about Circuit Breakers and Fuses:

Fuses and circuit breakers are safety devices in your electrical panel that are designed to prevent overloading and potential fire hazards in your home. These devices protect against over current or overloading by stopping the flow of electricity when it exceeds safe levels for your home.

Circuit breakers can be reset using hand controls after the problem has been eliminated.

What you should know about installing new power outlets and/or switches:

  • lightSwitchCheck all electrical outlets and switches to ensure that they bear the mark of a recognized certification agency.
  • Circuit breakers can be reset using hand controls after the problem has been eliminated.
  • Caution: Outlets may be connected to two different circuits of your homes electrical wiring system – test both outlets prior to proceeding with any electrical work.
  • Outlets and switches must have proper cover plates that are in good condition to protect you and your family.
  • Loose outlets and switches should be repaired.