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Algoma Utilities Observes May as Electrical Safety Month

Being aware of the potential electrical hazards at home, work, school and play can dramatically reduce and prevent electrical accidents.  The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of electrical hazards. In recognition of Electrical Safety Month, the ESFI offer the following safety tips to help identify and eliminate electrical hazards to protect homeowners and their property:

  •  Make sure entertainment centers and computer equipment have plenty of space around them for ventilation. 
  •  Use extension cords as a temporary solution and never as a permanent power supply. ·   
  •  Use a surge protector to protect the computer and other electronic equipment from damage caused by voltage changes.
  •  Take care of the home’s heating system. Have the furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a licensed, qualified professional.
  •  Check the label on the cover of the home’s electrical system to determine when the electrical system was last inspected.

We encourage customers to continue practicing good safety habits throughout the year and to be aware of the importance of electrical safety.   Visit www.electrical-safety.org for more information about National Electrical Safety Month or to learn more about electrical safety.