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:
- 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.