Friday, June 2, 2017

Electrical Safety Tip- Power Strips

Just a little information on power strips:

*Be sure not to overload power strips- even if you do not fill the power strip it can still be overloaded. Be sure to check the recommended load on each power strip.

*It seems like a no brainer, but do not put your power strip in a damp area such as an unfinished basement or crawl space.

*Do not use them outside. Use your outside outlets or have ones professionally installed. These are made for outdoor use and are the safest option.

*Be sure your power strip is never hot when you touch it. This is most likely a sign of an overload.

*Do not plug more than one power strip into an outlet in your home.

*Power strips are made for use with smaller items. Do not use them for microwaves, heaters, appliances, etc.

Contact us if you have any questions about this topic or any others! 

Porter Electric