Electrical fires are no joke. They cause damage to thousands of home and office buildings each year. The sad fact is that most electrical fires can be avoided. Our next article will cover some electrical safety tips from our licensed electrician.

Don’t Use Damaged Cords

While it may be tempting to use a frayed cord for your mobile phone, any cord that is damaged can cause issues. You should discard these cords immediately. Damaged extension cords should also not be used. If the cord to an appliance is damaged, call a licensed electrician to examine it and offer a solution. When we conduct an electrical safety inspection of your home or office, we will be on the lookout for damaged cords.

Don’t Overload Your Outlets or Power Strips

This is another hazard we keep an eye out for when our residential electrician or commercial electrician conducts an electrical safety inspection. Plugging too many devices or appliances into a power strip can overload your circuit. You should also avoid using multiple adapters and/or extension cords in the same circuit. Major appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, etc. should be plugged straight into the wall with no extension cords, power strips, or adapters. Only one heat-producing device (i.e., coffee machine, toaster, curling iron, hair dryer, etc.) should be plugged into a single outlet at a time.

Our next article will cover more electrical safety tips.

Have you had a licensed electrician conduct an electrical safety inspection lately? If not, then contact your friends at Top Flight Electric. Our residential electrician or commercial electrician will come out to your home or office to thoroughly check for any potential hazards that could cause issues for you either now or in the future. We are also one of the area’s trusted Generac dealers so if having an automatic backup generator is something you are interested in exploring, we can help. Top Flight Electric serves all of Polk County, including Lake Alfred, Lakeland, Haines City, Lakeland Heights, Eagle Lake, Winter Haven, Davenport, and Mountain Lake. Give us a call to learn more today!


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