A lot of us treat Spring as an opportunity to get some things done that we might have been putting off. Having a Spring clean around the home, doing a Spring sort out. While you are thinking about getting things done here are some ideas on things you can do around your electrical supply to keep everything safe from cleanliness to using a level 2 electrician Sutherland Shire, or close to you, when needed.
Five tips and ideas for your Spring electrical safety!
- Keep access to your electrical box clear – It is very important that the ground level box you have outside is kept clean. Make sure vegetation is cleared away from it and do not build a permanent structure too close. This is where an electrician might need to access it during an unexpected power outage or for maintenance reasons.
- Planning on some digging? Call in a level 2 electrician – Underground power lines are dangerous and if you are planning on any significant digging you need to consult someone to make sure you are not putting in an extension or new tree too close to those lines.
- Look out for those power lines while you do other yard work – Overhead power lines are also dangerous and easier to accidentally knock when you are out and about doing Spring yard clean up. Take care with ladders and long tools, especially near where the power lines above hang lower. You do not have to be touching them to have them hit you, you just need to be too close. Keep 15 feet away to be safe.
- Make sure nothing has overgrown your power lines – Those power lines need to be kept clear of overgrown shrubs, tree limbs that might break and fall on them and such. When you are trimming things back and clearing things out focus on keeping the overhead power lines clear as much as you can that are on your land. If you are concerned there are still risks call in a level 2 electrician Sutherland Shire.
- Take care when using your power tools – Everyone knows that electricity and water are not a good mix so when you are out using your power tools, be sure it is not too wet to use them. Make sure the environment is dry and consider testing your GFI outlets to make sure they are safe.
While it is true that some areas have low voltage power lines and some have high voltage power lines, and the lower voltage lines are less dangerous, equal care should be taken at all times. Treat all lines with utmost care, do what you can to take care of them and remember to call in a level 2 electrician when you need to. They are the ones allowed and trained to deal with overhead and underground power lines as well as upgrading switchboards, connecting and disconnecting power, metering and more.
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