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Holiday Lights Safety Tips for Otay Mesa?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A home is decorated with holiday lights. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. More electrical fires happen during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Here are some electrical outdoor safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Outside Electrical Work

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work
  • To prevent an electrical shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim any branches that might fall into electric wiring

Equipment Safety

  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use
  • Store your electrical tools indoors
  • Keep electric tools away from children
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clean
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace any damaged cords right away
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use

Call Us Today!

Otay Mesa residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to restore fire damage, no matter how big the job is. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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