Extension Cord Safety Tips

Does your home, apartment or business office have too many electrical devices and too few outlets to plug them in? Are you currently using an extension cord to power up your many electrical devices? If so, extension cords can become fire hazards when used improperly. Follow these tips to use extension cords in a safe manner:

  • Purchase only extension cords that are UL approved!
  • Unplug all extension cords when you are not using them.
  • Do not overload extension cords with too many devices.
  • Plug major appliances, such as refrigerators directly into a wall outlet.
  • Check the maximum capacity of the extension cord.
  • Fully insert the plug of an extension cord into an outlet.
  • Do not run extension cords through water or snow .
  • Do not run cords through ceilings, walls, doorways, or floors. Never place cords under carpets.
  • Never use indoor extension cords outdoors. For outside use, only use extension cords marked for outdoor use.
  • Inspect extension cords before using them. If a cord heats up or is damaged in any way, discard it.
  • Always use extension cords with polarized and/or three-prong plugs. Do not force a three-prong plug into two-prong outlets.
  • When using cord-bundling devices, such as spiral wire wrap, avoid cramming cords together to prevent damaging the cord’s insulation.
  • Never use staples or nails to attach

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