Electrical Hazards

  • Do not mess with your fuse box or use improper sized fuses.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets or extension cords and do not run extension cords under rugs.
  • Do not touch electrical devices when your hands are wet or when standing in water.
  • Electrical work should be done by a licensed electrician and the work should meet local building codes and be inspected by local building officials.
  • If you feel a "zap" when touching an appliance, unplug it immediately and have it repaired.
  • Keep halogen lights away from any flammable material and low ceiling areas. Do not leave halogen lights on when you leave your home.
  • Replace any electrical cords that are cracked or frayed.