Here are a few summer tips from your electrician in Covington KY. This is the time of year when it is important to go over a few electrical tips with your family. Keeping your family safe from electrical hazards can prevent a tragedy that is all too common this time of year. Not only are people spending more time working and playing outdoors but with the summer storms, lightning and downed powered lines can also be a threat. These are the precautions that could save your life.
This time of year electrical storms and lightening is a threat. If you are outside during a storm, stay out of the pool and other bodies of water. Make sure you seek shelter as soon as you can. Don’t seek shelter under a tree or other object that may get struck by lightning. If you have to remain outside, a ditch or car is a better place to seek shelter.
Downed Power Lines
Avoid downed powered lines. Electricity can travel more than people realize. Even a trained electrician will avoid an area with a downed power line. Never attempt to cross a downed line in your car. Never try to release someone who is trapped by a downed power line. It is best to call the power company or trained personnel to rescue someone. If you are in your car and can drive away from a downed power line that is best. If you are stuck under a downed power line then you should stay in your car until help arrives. If you can’t, jump as far away from the car as possible and try to land on both feet. There is no guarantee you won’t feel the shock. Because electricity can travel in ways we don’t always see, you can get electrocuted across the street form a downed power line just by stepping in a small puddle. Electricity is dangerous when it is out of control, so be careful.
Electrical Cords and Equipment in Water
Be sure and keep all electrical cords and electrical equipment away from water. This includes using electrical lawn equipment in wet grass. Don’t leave tools plugged in outside or near water. Be careful of plug in radios and other electrical entertainment near water, lakes and pools.
Overhead Power Lines
Power lines overhead can electrocute you if you’re not careful. You should stay at least 15 ft away from a power line if possible. Never fly a kite or airplane near a power line. If you get a kite stuck in a power line, you should call your local electrical company. Avoid using metallic parts on your kites.
If you are doing yard work or need to go on the roof, be aware of where the power lines are. Make sure you keep trees trimmed from the power lines.
Underground Power Lines
Before you dig, call your local electric company and have them locate your power lines. This is usually free and can save you from accidents, repairs and loss of service. Underground wires can be just as deadly as overhead lines.
Your Electrician in Covington KY Is Here To Help
If you have any electrical problems or questions about your electrical system or electrical safety, please call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric. We are a dependable Northern Kentucky Electrician who is dedicated to providing you with the best electrical service at reasonable rates. For your convenience, we are also available 24/7 for emergency service. Call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric when you need an electrician in Covington KY and the surrounding area.