- Make an effort to learn about your home electrical system so that you can safely navigate and maintain it.
- Always turn off the power to the circuit that you plan to work on by switching off the circuit breaker in the main service panel.
- Test wires before you touch them to make sure that the power has been turned off.
- Never attempt a project beyond your skill level. Knowing when to call a professional may help prevent electrical fires, injuries and fatalities.
As summer approaches, we all start to think about how we can turn our "Home Renovation" Pinterest board into reality. Metro Electric makes it a priority to eliminate electrical hazards with education and awareness. Here are a few D.I.Y. safety tips to keep in mind before undertaking any home project: