Don’t Trip Up When It Comes to Electrical Safety

Whether it’s relaxing by the pool or working on that long-overdue DIY project, remember these helpful tips while enjoying the outdoors.

Working with power tools:

  • When mowing the lawn or pruning with power tools, be sure to wear thick-soled, rubber shoes, and NEVER go barefoot.
  • Never use electric tools around water.
  • Store fuel away from heat sources and out of the sun and NEVER in the house.
  • Store electrical equipment away from water sources and places where rodents or insects nest.

Entertaining is a summertime favorite. If you’re on your deck or patio, or around the pool, you’ll need power, which means you may need outlets and extension cords. Here are some things to consider:

Outdoor Outlets:

  • Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) outlets. GFCIs automatically cut power when a connected device comes in contact with water. Want one installed, contact us!
  • Cover outdoor outlets with weatherproof covers.

Make pool time a safe time:

  • A Tri-County electrician can make sure your pool or spa is up to local code and has passed all necessary inspections.
  • All outdoor electrical receptacles (like boxes and outlets) should be kept covered and dry, even when in use.
  • Use GFCIs to help protect against electric shock.
  • Keep electrical appliances and equipment at least 6 feet away from water.
  • NEVER touch electrical devices when wet.
  • NEVER swim during a thunderstorm.

Whatever your electrical needs are, Tri-County experts are available to help you whenever you need them. We can make sure your electrical system is in order – so you can worry about more important things, like enjoying your summer.


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