Electrical Safety Tips from your Trusted Weatherford Electrician

Livewire Electric – electrician to Weatherford, TX – is here to help handle your electric needs safely. As a society, we depend on electricity in nearly every facet of our lives. From our morning cup of coffee, to the lights that serve us throughout the day to the alarm we set before bed, electricity a […]

Livewire Electric – electrician to Weatherford, TX – is here to help handle your electric needs safely. As a society, we depend on electricity in nearly every facet of our lives. From our morning cup of coffee, to the lights that serve us throughout the day to the alarm we set before bed, electricity a vital part of our routine. But this lifeline also has the potential for great danger. At Livewire Electric, we aren’t just electricians, we’re a family and we care about you and your family’s safety. Below is information to help you safely interact with the electricity in your life.

Electricity related injury statistics
We all know that electricity can be dangerous, but accidents still happen. In fact, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI):

More than 30,000 non-fatal shock accidents occur each year.
Each day, nearly 7 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for electrical shock or burn injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet.
Each year, there is an estimated average of 60 electrocutions associated with consumer products. The three most common product categories associated with electrocutions are small appliance, power tool, and lighting equipment.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 70 percent of child-related electrical accidents occur at home, when adult supervision is present.
Read more at ESFI.org
The best way to avoid electricity related injury in your home is to be well-informed, cautious and to be sure that your home’s electrical system is in order.

Electrical Safety Tips
Always read and follow the directions and safety guidelines that come with consumer products
Keep electrical devices and outlets out of reach of children whenever possible
Keep your home’s electrical receptacles up-to-date and well-maintained
Routinely check your wiring and electrical appliances with the help of a certified electrician
Never overload outlets or extension cords
Immediately turn off and then professionally replace, light switches that are hot to the touch and/or lights that flicker
Use safety closures to “child-proof” electrical outlets
If an appliance has a three-prong plug, use it only in a three-slot outlet. Never force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
Insert plugs fully so that no part of the prongs are exposed when the cord is in use
If an electrical cord becomes hot to the touch, stop using it and throw it away
ESFI reminds you “that the best way to protect your family and your home against the risk of electrical fires or electrocution is to hire a qualified, licensed electrician to perform any electrical work in your home.”

How Livewire Electric Can Help
Livewire Electric is a fully-licensed and insured Weatherford, TX electrician offering a full-range of electrical services and repair including:

Service calls
Service upgrades
Boat Docks
Barns & arena lighting
Parking lot lighting
Home inspection repair
New Residential
New Commercial
Remodels
Landscape Lighting
Electric Gates
Repair of Code Violations
Security Lighting
And much more…
Livewire Electric is proud be the electrician of choice for Weatherford, Texas and we are pleased to extend our services to the Millsap, TX, Palo Pinto, TX and Tarrant, TX areas.

Contact Livewire Electric for your electrician needs and get it done the safe way. Call or email us today!

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