A safety might be worth two points on the score sheet, but practicing electrical safety during your Super Bowl festivities could help avert electrical fires and protect those around you during the big game.
No matter who you are rooting for or even if you're in it just for the commercials, make sure electrical safety is in your lineup this Super Bowl Sunday.
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Place heaters at least three feet away from all flammable materials.
Never place heaters on cabinets, tables, furniture, or carpet, which can overheat and start a fire.
Space heaters should never be left unattended when they are in use.
Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip
Be the host with the most …SAFETY: 9 out of 10 Super Bowl watchers are going to be in a home.
Never attempt to extend the length of an extension cord by connecting it with another extension cord.
Do not place cords in high traffic areas or under carpets, rugs or furniture.
Be sure cords are not in a pinched position.
Never nail or staple cords to the wall or baseboard which can damage the insulation.
Use a surge protector to protect your television and other electronic equipment from damage.
Keep liquids, including drinks, away from electrical items such as televisions and
Tight belts and tight ends: The Super Bowl is the second highest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving.
Arrange all countertop appliances away from the sink.
Keep all cords, potholders and towels away from hot surfaces and heat sources.
Stay in the kitchen when food is cooking. Turn off burners if you have to leave the room.
Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire.
Don’t gamble on safety: In Nevada, more bets are placed on the Super Bowl than any other sporting event.
Smoke alarms should be on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Be sure you’ve tested them this month, as you should every month.
Make sure your space heater, extension cords and other electronics have the label showing that it is listed by a recognized testing laboratory.
Last-minute purchases shouldn’t be made in haste. Only purchase electrical products from reputable retailers to avoid counterfeit electronics.
The 2015 Super Bowl will be played under LED lights for the first time in the history of the sporting event, and will use 75% less power.