It’s tempting to want to save some money and complete projects on your own. That being said, there are some projects that are best left to the professionals. For example, when you’re changing or updating electrical components in your home, it may be in your best interest to call an expert to avoid any safety hazards. Luckily, if you live in Alberta and the surrounding areas, the experts at Current Group are more than happy to lend a hand. In addition to residential services, we also provide industrial and commercial lighting services, as well as assistance with energy conservation. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all of your electrical needs, contact Current Group to schedule your initial consultation today!

When working with any sort of electrical equipment in your home, it’s important that you practice proper safety precautions. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few safety tips that you should always follow. However, if the job requires more skill than you originally planned for, contact the experts at Current Group!

Don’t Overload Your Outlets

In areas where you need to connect numerous devices to power, it can be difficult when there aren’t enough outlets. If that’s the case, most people will connect extension cords or power splitters in order to compensate for the lack of outlets. However, this method could actually be more dangerous, not only for your hydro bill, but also for your general safety. Connecting more than the allotted one or two power cords to one outlet can cause damage to your entire electrical system, and it can also pose a serious fire hazard.

Keep Cords Away From Pets

As much as you love your pets, they have a tendency to get into trouble. For some reason, when you pet sees a power cord, they think it is the most entertaining toy in the world. With that in mind, if you have pets in your home, it’s a good idea to keep all of your power cords tucked away so that your pets can’t chew on them. You can try taping them to the baseboard or keep them rolled up in a paper towel roll so that they are out of reach of your pet. Some companies even make cable protectors that are specifically designed to protect your cables against being your pet’s next chew toy.

Inspect Your Cords

Broken power cords are a huge risk for electrocution or fire. Before you use any power cords or extension cords, you should be sure to check them carefully for any breaks or cuts. When you inspect your power cords, look for damaged insulation, missing hardware, or broken connectors. If you find any of these problems, instead of trying to fix the cords yourself, it’s better to invest in new power cords and throw the old ones away.

Contact the Experts at Current Group

When working with electricity, it’s important that you take as many precautions as possible. That being said, if you’re working on a big project, it’s a good idea to avoid attempting to complete the project on your own. At Current Group in Alberta, our experts have seen it all, and they would be more than happy to help you with your latest residential, industrial, or commercial lighting project. To schedule a consultation with one of our expert electrical contractors, contact us at 403-908-0767 today!

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