Follow These Important Safety Tips
- Unplug Unused Appliances
You might think things get easier when you no longer need to run the AC in the fall. But that can be a false sense of security. When it gets cooler, it’s common for folks to run heat-producing appliances again. Avoid the urge to plug in a bunch of them simultaneously because that can over-run your circuits.
- It’s Dangerous to Run Cords Under Carpets or Doors
Not only is this a tripping hazard, but you’re more likely to break a cord and start a fire. This could also be a sign that you need more outlets.
- Never Use Electrical Appliances Near Water
It’s a nice time to go back to warm baths and hot tubs. Just avoid using non-waterproof electronic equipment nearby. Most people know this but it’s tragic to see how often these accidents still happen.
- Use the Right Wattage for Light Fixtures
Using a high-wattage bulb when it’s inappropriate can cause overheating and fires. LED lights are a great replacement solution for incandescent bulbs if you want to avoid this problem.
Electrical Safety Tips for Businesses
As you know, Right Electric also provides outstanding service to commercial business clients. Businesses have their own safety challenges that relate to heavy electronic usage. A lot of people use them, and even issues with powerful machinery in industrial facilities.
We recommend a few tips for making your workplace safer.
- Remember to install physical barriers between electrical equipment and people. Make sure your electrical wires stay protected in some kind of cabinet, closet, or embedded in the structural framework somehow.
- Be careful with flammable materials like gasses and vapors. You DO NOT want these anywhere near electrical components.
- Make sure that only employees who are lock-out/tag-out certified operate high-powered equipment and machinery (especially maintenance staff).
Also, it’s important to remember to put away and de-energize all the summer equipment. It’s easy to forget about these items and leave them idle or unattended during the fall and winter. You’ll also want to inspect your winter tools before using them when it gets colder.
Get a Safety Inspection with Right Electric
An electrical safety inspection is a quick, affordable, and wise investment for any property owner. Many homes do not yet meet the standards set by the National Electric Code (NEC). This is because of loose, faulty, or ungrounded wiring. Those are just a few of the things we check.
Whenever we find problems, we can implement a permanent solution. This includes renovating your entire electrical system to meet modern service ratings and expectations.
Right Electric is happy to help you with maintenance tasks such as installing new outlets and adjusting breakers or panels. As well as any other job that requires professional assistance. Our entire staff has all the training, certification, and experience to troubleshoot any problem. We will further get your electrical framework into optimal condition.
We hope you found these electrical safety tips helpful and will contact us as soon as you need important repair work in your New Jersey home or business.