Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical Safety Tips

electric safety Apple ElectricThese Electrical Safety Tips will help you to safeguard your family and property from injury and fire hazard.

  • Keep all electrical equipment dry and away from water unless the equipment is rated for use around water.
  • Do not modify plugs by bending or removing the prongs.
  • Do not use 3-prong to 2-prong adapters to circumvent the ground connection.
  • All receptacles and any electrical conductors must be properly grounded, and if unsure whether or not this is true, call Apple Electric for assistance.
  • If a plug prong breaks off and remain in the receptacle slots, do not remove it. Contact Apple Electric for assistance.
  • Receptacles should be mounted firmly in their enclosures and should not move when the plug is inserted. Loose receptacles can cause short circuits and fire.
  • Damaged electrical enclosures such as switches receptacles and junction boxes should not be in use. If found, Contact Apple Electric for assistance.
  • Extension cords should be used only when absolutely necessary and only temporarily and not in place of permanent wiring.
  • Do not use any appliance or extension cord that shows signs of wear, such as frayed insulation or exposed wiring.
  • Never unplug an appliance by pulling on the cord, always remove by the plug.
  • The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s) should be used as much as possible. In any wet, damp or moist environment, GFCI’s are absolutely required.

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Electric Fire Hazard

Typical Invisible Electric Fire Hazard

Electric Hazard inspection, elimination, preventionThis is the typical electric fire hazard. This picture was registered by a thermograph. This hazard may develop into a real fire if not addressed timely and properly. The danger is hidden behind the electrical panel door and you typically do not look into it daily.

This Electric Fire Hazard may develop when the power lines are overloaded, e.g. too many appliances on a circuit are working at the same time. Another possible cause is loose wire due to a untighten fixture screw or particular wire qualities.

Besides putting in real danger your life and the life of others, you may be liable for damage, injuries and loss of life.

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