Fire officials announced that May is Electrical Safety Month and urge everyone to take time to make sure they are practicing electrical safety.
Was your house built before everyone had washers, dryers, dishwashers, toaster ovens microwaves, air conditioners, coffee makers, computers and gaming consoles? Maybe it is time to have your electrical system checked out by a professional to see if it has kept up with your needs.
“People seem to be as afraid of calling an electrician for a check-up as they are of going to the dentist. But if you are using extension cords permanently instead of temporarily or converting a 3-prong appliance to fit in a 2-prong outlet, those are signs it is time to make that call,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Small upgrades over time can ensure your home safely keeps up with modern life for your family or your tenants,” he added.