Things You can do for Electrical Safety this Halloween

A logo says Some leaves have started to change colors, and that means festive holidays are around the corner! Holiday decorating begins with the ultimate spooky holiday - Halloween. As you bring out your creativity and theatrics, make sure to keep safety in mind, so you don’t have a truly scary night. This post will go over safety steps you can take to protect your home and family this Halloween. 

Choose an Easy Time with More Outdoor Outlets

Running extension cords from your house through an open door or window can be dangerous as passersby will know your home is open and can also be cold as the weather gets chilly. Plus, extension cords are best for temporary use, not many nights in a row. Install outdoor outlets to make your life easier while cutting down on the extension cords. 

Pro tip: add outlet covers to these new outdoor outlets. Covers can help if the weather gets wild with rain or even dust.

Check the Electronics in Your Decorations

Whether you just bought a new item or have just pulled one out of storage, take a look at the wiring. From lights and sound makers to fog machines and motion-activated skeletons, the electronics need to be fully functional without any breaks in the wires or connections to get you through the night or several nights. Replace all batteries while you’re at it!

Inspect Your Extension Cords for Wear

Your cords get damaged through mistakes and also through extended use. Be on the lookout for cuts, thin lines, or frayed wires as these lead to fires. It is easier to replace an old cord than to replace the damage of an electrical fire. Make sure not to overload extension cords with too many plugs.

Check Lightbulbs then Turn ‘Em Off!

Check your lights for working or flickering blubs. Double-check the wattage of the fixture and the bulb. If you don’t see a recommended wattage, go for 60-watt bulbs. When you aren’t going to be at home, unplug and turn off the lights and electronics. If you aren’t at home, you wouldn’t be able to respond to a disaster. 

The Electric Blue Inc team has been serving the residents and commercial businesses of the Denver metro area for over 20 years. If you need help installing new outlets or need professional technicians to inspect your electrical system, give our experienced team a call at (303) 790-8813 today.  

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