Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Electric Safety Tips

City of Mesa's Electric Safety Tips

Electric appliances are an integral part of every household, from a simple electric clock to the microwave oven. These safety tips can help keep your appliances operating safely:
• It’s essential to ensure that any appliances you purchase are approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or another reputable consumer laboratory.
• Unplug unused appliances and stow cords safely out of reach of pets, young children or hazardous situations.
• Appliances that generate heat, such as clocks, televisions and computer monitors, should be given several inches of clearance all around for good air circulation and cooling.
• Do not drape clothes, toys or other items over warm or operating appliances.
• Always follow appliance instructions carefully, and do not attempt amateur repairs or upgrades.
• Keep all electrical appliances away from water such as sinks, bathtubs, pools or overhead vents that may drip.
• Do not operate any electrical appliance with wet hands or while standing in water.

For additional information on natural gas safety, visit mesaaz.gov/energy.

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