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- Label circuit breakers in your electrical panel: This will help you keep track of what room and appliance each circuit belongs to.
- Periodically check fuses: You should consistently monitor fuses, as loose fuses can overheat and pose a safety hazard.
- Carefully unplug devices: When disconnecting devices, pull the plug instead of the cord.
- Keep cords away from heat sources and water: These elements can damage cords and cause serious injury such as electric shock.
- Do not leave cords in high-traffic areas: This can be a tripping hazard and cause damage to the cord itself.
- Use outdoor cords: Only certified three-prong extension cords should be used outdoors.
- Do not leave devices plugged in: Unplug any electrical appliances while not in use.
- Use appropriate light bulbs: When replacing light bulbs, ensure that they are the correct wattage for the fixture.
- Do not attempt to repair energized devices: Always ensure devices are de-energized by using a tester.