Electrical Safety While Working From Home

Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage Extension […]

Home Safety Devices – Renovate Your Home to Code

The National Electrical Code is revised every three years and outlines the minimum requirements for safe electrical installation. Many older homes may not have an adequate electrical system to meet the electrical demands of today. If you’re renovating your home, make sure to have the following electrical safety devices installed to maintain an electrically safe […]

Home Electrical Safety

Safety is Smart. Prevention is Power Each year, electrical malfunctions account for 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage. The average American home was built in 1977. Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices. Learn the warning signs of an […]

Prepare Your Business and Recover From a Natural Disaster

While we can’t prevent natural disasters, we can ensure our businesses are electrically safe before and after the storm. Practicing electrical safety and being prepared can lead to a smooth recovery and an opportunity to renovate the electrical efficiency of your business.  In the Event of a Natural Disaster Create emergency shutdown and start-up procedures […]

Home Electrical Safety: Always Look Up Always

Before starting any project, be alert of where the power lines are located and know where they are hanging. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or painting your siding, it’s your job to be aware and to alert others about nearby power lines. Locate all overhead power lines Stay at least 10 feet […]

Downed Power Line Safety – Always Assume Downed Lines are Live

Downed power lines can be deadly. ALWAYS assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it. Use Precaution Downed power lines can energize the ground up to 35 feet away. Even more in wet conditions. Never drive over downed power lines or through water that is in contact […]

National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe

Electricity is everywhere and it affects every aspect of our lives. However, it isn’t until we lose power that we realize just how much we take electricity for granted. Codes and Standards help us use electricity in a safe and efficient manner. What is an Electrical Standard Standards serve as the foundation of our electrified […]