Consider electrical safety this Halloween

October 12,2023 – With trunk or treats, pumpkin carving and other Halloween fun, it can be easy to forget about important things such as electrical safety. As you make your home spooktacular for the festivities to come, keep the following in mind:

Inspect all decorations before use:
Damaged sockets, exposed wires and bad connections can cause electrical shock or even a fire! After inspection, use caution when plugging in decorations. Be careful not to overload outlets. If using incandescent lights, do not connect more than three strands as this could potentially blow a fuse, or worse yet, cause a fire.

Use caution with cords:
Be sure to never pinch cords, hide them under furniture, place them near a heat source or secure them with nails or staples. Any of these can cause electric shock or a fire. Unplug all cords when not in use to stay safe while saving electricity.

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