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Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:50

 

  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.

  • Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.

  • In homes with small children, make sure your home has tamper-resistant (TR) receptacles.

  • Consider having additional circuits or outlets added by a qualified electrician so you do not have to use extension cords.

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.

  • Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.

  • If outlets or switches feel warm, frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuits, or flickering or dimming lights, call a qualified electrician.

  • Place lamps on level surfaces, away from things that can burn and use bulbs that match the lamp's recommended wattage.

  • Make sure your home has ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in the kitchen bathroom(s), laundry, basement, and outdoor areas.

  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) should be installed in your home to protect electrical outlets.
 


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