Summer fun in the sun is here. But with the electrical hazards both outside and inside, we want to make sure you are safe. Below are our top tips to keep you safe from electrical dangers this summer.
Outdoor Electrical Hazards
It seems like everywhere you turn out in the big, scary world, you will find danger. We’ll keep our focus on the electrical hazards that can make life a bit more challenging. In summer, these dangers become much more real with more people spending time outside. Make sure you know about the following hazards:
- Power lines, despite their condition, always present some level of danger. It is safest to consider all power lines as being live and capable of transferring electricity. Stay away from power lines near your home. If you or your family see a downed power line, get in touch with your local utility company.
- If you notice a family member, pet, or even a neighbor too close to a power line, contact 911 right away to keep them safe. A professional will be able to protect that person or animal and bring them safely out of their situation.
- Avoid playing on or near a utility pole, and make sure not to climb on it.
- Don’t throw anything on a power line. If something you own gets caught on a line, contact the utility company to get it back.
- Take your kites, flying toys, or drones to large open spaces. If you see a power line nearby, that probably is not a great place to play. Instead, head over to a park and have all the safe fun you can.
- You might notice some trees in your yard or around the block with branches that are too close to a power line. Make sure to stay away from these trees, especially during windy days. Again, give a call to the pros at a utility company to have the tree trimmed or may be removed.
Indoor Electrical Hazards
Just as with outside, there are electrical dangers in your home. Some indoor hazards include:
- Summer is a great time to get the music pumping out. But watch your music player around any water. There are some waterproof devices, but even those may have a depth limit.
- Even if the device doesn’t touch water, make sure you are not wet or currently standing in water. If you are even wet when you touch an electrical toy, you are in danger of being electrocuted.
- Get in touch with us if any of your electrical connections are not grounded.
- Summer is the perfect time to check out all your wiring. Check out your electrical circuits and outlets to make sure you and your family are safe.
- Make sure everyone in your home knows where the circuit breakers are in your home.
Electric Blue Inc has experience working with the wiring and electrical needs of businesses and families. If you are ready to have your building professionally checked, give our team a call at (303) 872-4323.