Have you developed an action plan with your household in the case of an emergency (electrical or otherwise)?
A plan of action for you and your family is imperative when it comes to safety. We all think that we would know what to do if there was a house fire or an electrical outage but the truth is, we don't know what we will really be capable of until we are in that situation.. and NOBODY want's to be in that situation. It's easy to put these thoughts on the backburner of life but electrical and outside hazards are a very real danger. Just as you have an insurance plan for your home, you need a plan of action for the people IN your home. Make a list of the natural disasters likely in your area and inside your home and create evacuation and action plans based on your homes layout and shelter options.
Are you using the correct wattage light bulbs for your light fixtures?
Many lights require specific light bulbs and even different wattages. This is imperative to not only running each light at it's optimum capacity but also for your safety. For example many standing lamps take 3-way lightbulbs. These may be different than what your ceiling fan takes and it's important to distinguish the difference. Standing lamps like this that do not receive the appropriate lightbulb are at risk for sparks and ultimately fires. Because these sparks are electrical and all your homes electrical is connected, they can be harmful to both your safety and the entire electrical system of your home.
Have you installed tamper resistant receptacles in households with young children?
When it comes to baby-proofing your home, restricting access to cleaning supplies, sharp objects, and outlets are at the top of the list. Outlets that are not baby-proofed can be harmful to not only the little ones, but normal folks as well. With that being said it's imperative to cover your outlets with tamper resistant shields to ensure NOTHING enters the outlet that shouldn't be there.
Have you inspected all of your electrical cords, extension cords, plugs, and electrical devices for damage?
It's a good rule of thumb to check your electrical extensions cords, plugs and devices for damage at the change of every season. Electrical extension cords are designed to be specifically made for indoor use or outdoor use. Be mindful of which ones you are using for what project. Inspect your plugs and electrical devices for damage or wear and tear that might result in sparks or fires.
If you look into these things and notice something odd or hazardous call Eco Electric immediately! It is up to you to keep an eye on your household and ensure it's safety but we are here to help in any way we can.