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Don’t let the “lazy daze” of summer make you drop your guard when it comes to electrical safety. With swimming pools, camping trips and an abundance of other outdoor activities, extra caution is in order.
Here are some potentially hazardous situations to watch out for this summer (and always):
And, the National Electrical Code requires outside power receptacles to be protected by GFCIs. These devices will shut off power if a ground fault occurs, protecting you from electric shock.
If you are not sure whether your outside receptacles are protected by GFCIs, hire an electrical contractor to check them out and ensure your family’s safety.
Summer is a great season; let’s all enjoy it together by thinking about safety first.