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Safety Tips for Installing Outdoor Lighting in Otay Mesa?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Outdoor lights line a backyard fence. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

We spend a lot of time outdoors in Otay Mesa, and many homes have strings of electric lights and special lighting to illuminate outdoor landscaping features. Electrical fires are one of the top causes of fire damage and injury in the United States. 

Our local team in Otay Mesa and San Ysidro wants everyone to be safe around outdoor lighting and offer these tips from the National Fire Protection Association for outdoor electrical safety:

 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 listed by a qualified test laboratory and marked for outdoor use
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your Otay Mesa home or business, our Otay Mesa and San Ysidro team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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