Helpful Springtime Electricity Tips from Your Local Residential Electrician
Spring has finally sprung, and many areas of the country are reducing their lockdown requirements. This means that we’re seeing more people outside. This can be a good thing, but we are here to remind you that there are a few things to look out for if you want to stay on the safe side of electricity. Keep reading to learn more from your local residential electrician, and then call Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 if you have any questions.
Do Not Let Your Ladder Come Into Contact with a Power Line
Everyone knows that power lines are dangerous, but they might not be at the top of your list of concerns when you are doing spring maintenance around the house – but they should be. Any contact with a power line can result in catastrophic injury and even death. Keep ten feet away from a power line.
Unplug Your Tools When They Are Not in Use
When you are not using your power tools, make sure they are unplugged. You might not realize it, but if they are plugged in, then they are getting small amounts of energy. This energy can cause them to overheat and, in a worst-case scenario, cause a fire.
Check for Damaged Cords
We recommend adding checking your cords to your list of spring-time chores. If a cord is frayed or if the plug is broken, then the item will be dangerous to operate. This is especially important when it comes to power tools, but it is true of anything that you plug in.
Do Not Use Electrical Items in Wet Areas
If you are using something that is plugged into a wall socket, then you should be careful of wet areas. Wet grass can be a big issue because people do not always realize it is wet until they step on it. Check to see if there is a hose or sprinkler before you walk onto grass with an electrical item.
Teach Your Kids Electric Line Safety
If your child spends any amount of time outside unsupervised, then they should be taught how to avoid power line issues. For example, tell them about the dangers of flying a kite or climbing a tree near a power line. If they are flying a kite and it gets tangled, do not attempt to remove it yourself. The strings on a kite can have a current and could cause serious injury or death.
Let Professionals Help with Your Electric Needs
If you need to install a new ceiling fan, add new indoor lighting, or take on other electrical issues, be sure to call your local residential electrician. We can get the job done for less than you think, and you will not have to spend a second worrying about safety. Contact Sonner Electric now at 661-728-0126 to get started.