Pools & Hot Tubs:
The easiest way to keep your family safe when operating a pool or hot tub is to make sure that all outlets involved in powering your pool or hot tub are grounded and inspected by a licensed electrician for safety. Another way to prevent electrocution or injury is to cover all your outdoor outlets with a water protectant cover. When operating a pool or hot tub make sure that any devices you are using around the area are battery operated and not powered by an outlet. This will reduce the likelihood of any electrical shock while using your pool. Additionally, having a licensed electrician inspect your wiring for your pool or hot tub annually is a good precaution to take.
Water & Electricity:
We all know these two don't mix.. but when we are working our tail off in the yard and the summer heat we can overlook simple hazards. When plugging in an appliance make sure the cord, nor the outlet are wet. Look around you and the situation to make sure there is no standing water or puddles near where you are plugging in your outdoor appliance. When using an outdoor appliance that requires an extension cord you should only be using outdoor extension cords. Other extension cords designed for indoor use will not be able to handle the weather or strain that outdoor activities bring. This could cause damage or fraying of your cord and possibly lead to a hazard.
Stay safe this summer and keep your eyes peeled for these possible hazards! Most accidents can be avoided by simply slowing down, paying attention to your surroundings, and asking a professional for help when an electrical situation seems tricky. Call Eco Electric to talk to a licensed electrician about proofing your home!