Is the Way You’re Storing Extension Cords and Electric Cords as Safe as You Think It Is?
If you’re like the majority of people, you’ve got a lot of excess wires laying around. You may buy a lot of items to organize them, but there are also free and low-cost options that can help you store them safely. If you require residential or business electrician services, call Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126.
Cords should be kept in tidy loops
You may clean up your extension cords by tying them together in neat loops. Then, in the garage, cellar, or storage room, hang them from a heavy-duty hook. Make sure all of your cords are looped in the same way if you have a lot of them. They won’t get twisted as a result of this. Use the other hand to pick the cord out every time you loop them around to ensure regular loops. Keep in mind that these ropes can get heavy, so pick a hook that can bear the load.
Use an old spool of electrical wire
If you have an old electrical wire spool lying around, it’s a terrific way to keep cords organized. If you don’t have that precise item, consider what you do have that is close in shape. Even the tube from a roll of paper towels could be useful. Simply wrap the cords around the cylinder in the same direction, being careful not to wrap too loosely or too tightly. Put the spool in a basket or bin and rest assured that it will not tangle.
Keep your electrical cords out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources
You might believe that an electrical cord that isn’t connected to anything is no more harmful than any other. Consider the thick plastic that has been put around the cords. That plastic is designed to carry heat and electricity, and it can also conduct heat and electricity in the event of a fire. Keep your electrical wires away from heat sources like your oven, boilers, and other appliances.
Keep cords out of the reach of children
Cords can be hazardous to children in a number of ways. For starters, they are dangerous since a youngster can play with them, get them wrapped around their neck, and suffocate. Second, kids may notice that mom and dad put stuff into the outlet and determine that playing with electricity might be enjoyable. This is unacceptably bad. Cords should be kept out of reach of children.
Get rid of unnecessary cords
Everyone seems to have an endless supply of cords that they aren’t sure they need. Put a label on it with today’s date if you don’t know what it is and are concerned that you will toss something away that you need. If you haven’t used it in a year, you can probably toss it out without fear.
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