Electric Safety at Home
By using a power cord in a moist environment is a serious hazardous defective condition!
The importance of electrical safety at home is often taken for granted. Ignoring electrical safety instructions may put your safety and property at risk. Let us all do our part to contribute to a safe and accident-free environment as follows:
- Swimming Pools—do not use electrical appliances near pools; do not route extension cords in the vicinity of pools; do not raise pool maintenance or rescue poles into overhead power lines.
- Outlets—look for outlets that have loose-fitting plugs, exposed wires, or broken plates and have them fixed by a qualified Electrician. Use safety covers on all outlets accessible to children.
- Surge Protectors—only use surge protectors with internal circuit breakers. To prevent overheating, these units will trip the breaker if the power strip is overloaded or shorted to prevent overheating. Do not plug a surge protector into an existing surge protector. Unplug the unit when the surge protector is not in use.
- Cords—do not place appliance cords where they will come into contact with the stove or other heated surfaces. Do not hang appliance cords over countertops where they might be accidentally pulled down.
- Frayed Appliance Cords—worn or frayed appliance cords can cause fire, electric shock, and even electrocution. As a basic home safety procedure, inspect cords regularly to assess wear and replace cords as required.
- Boats—keep boat masts away from power lines.
- Space Heaters—read all manufacturer instructions before use, and keep heaters away from furniture, curtains, sinks, tubs, and water. Do not lay rugs or carpet over the cord. Do not use heater if the cord is frayed or broken, and do not use an extension cord. Turn off heater before leaving home or going to bed.
- Ladders—exercise caution when using ladders, painting, pruning, or cleaning near a service drop where the wiring comes into a house or building at the meter. Weatherproofing on the overhead wiring is not insulation. This covering can become brittle, cracked, and expose you to electrical contact.
- Trees—do not climb trees near power lines. Keep balloons, kites, fishing lines, and aluminum poles away from overhead lines. The lines are uninsulated and you could create a path to the ground by touching them.
- Meter Boxes—ensure safe and easy access to your meter box; do not fence in meter boxes, use private locks on meter boxes, or surround meter boxes with trees and shrubs. Keep dogs safely secured away from your meter box.
- Shoes—avoid damp or wet areas when using electrical power tools outdoors. Wear sturdy, rubber-soled shoes when working with electrical appliances outdoors. NEVER use electrical equipment when barefoot.
- Utility Poles—do not swing, climb, or run into guy wires supporting utility poles. Report damaged guy wires to the power company.
SERVPRO® of Panthersville opened its doors in the year 2014, and this franchise has experienced tremendous growth since its existence. SERVPRO® of Panthersville is locally owned and operated and so the company services the Dekalb County, GA communities. The company is part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources.
Over the years, the company has taken on several challenging projects, which includes large and small restoration, cleanings, entire house floods, and house fires. The company provides Dekalb County with water, fire, and storm damages, and mold remediation services for both residential and commercial customers. SERVPRO® of Panthersville provides 24 hours emergency service, which allows us to respond immediately to our customers’ emergencies and provide them with outstanding service.
Fall Back on Safety Tips
It is that time of year again where more and more leaves are falling. Colors that were previously bright and vibrant are now mellow and soft, and the nightly temperatures are cooling. September officially marks the beginning of the fall season, and as the weather transitions so does your home.
SERVPRO® of Panthersville wants to ensure that you are thoroughly ready for any natural disaster.
Prepare your home for the fall with the following tips:
- Examine leaky faucets and have them fixed now.
- Check all smoke detectors and replace batteries if needed.
- Do not overload electrical outlets.
- Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home and install within reach.
If you have a chimney and a fireplace have it cleaned and inspected. This will help in preventing carbon monoxide accumulation and fires.
Are your Ducts in Order
SERVPRO® of Panthersville professionals will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork to make the best recommendations.
Are you suffering from poor indoor air quality due to your ventilation system? Dirty ducts can circulate odors, cause contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home. SERVPRO® of Panthersville is a trusted Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm.
Keeping your HVAC (air conditioning unit) and ductwork clean could potentially extend the life of your equipment and save you money.
SERVPRO ® of Panthersville uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, which removes years of dust and grime unlike other duct cleaning services.
Remember, a clean environment is a healthy environment.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a Technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require continuing education programs to keep Technicians current on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written compliance policy and agree to the Better Business Bureau or similar arbitrations to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitrations.
About SERVPRO ® of Panthersville
SERVPRO® of Panthersville is a service-oriented company. The company provides services to remedy water, fire, and storm damages, and mold remediation for both residential and commercial customers. Our staff is highly trained in property damages restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training, that is, from initial and ongoing training at the corporate training facility at SERVPRO® to regular IICRC-industry certifications. Rest assured, our staff is equipped with the knowledge to thoroughly restore your property.