- If your power goes out a lot or the lights in your home flicker, smell bad or make noise, have an electrician come to inspect your wiring.
- An electrical outlet in the Bathroom, as well as in the Kitchen should have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is a tool that protects you from a dangerous shock when water and electricity come together. An electrician can install a GFCI for you.
- All electrical outlets and switches should be covered by "faceplates."
- All electrical cords should be in good condition.
- Don't tie or knot cords. Don't let furniture sit on cords.
- Use the right light bulbs in all lamps and light fixtures.
- Look inside the light fixture. Find a label that tells you which light bulb size (wattage) is right for the fixture.
- Look for a mark on any small appliance label such as ETL or UL when you buy electrical appliances (such as toasters, microwaves or coffee makers) and cords. This will tell you the product has been tested for safety.
- Keep appliances dry and away from water at all times.
- Avoid overloading: Don't plug in too many appliances at once.
Kenny Corrao, Owner
Corrao Electric Co., Inc.