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Spring Cleaning Tips With Electrical Safety in Mind

Whether or not you are making spring cleaning a priority this season,Jackson Energy reminds homeowners to address any electrical hazards that could endanger your family.

Here are some reminders about electrical safety if cleaning indoors:

- Move extension cords out of high-traffic areas and evaluate usefulness.

- Inspect cords, plugs and outlets to ensure everything is in good working condition.

- Have an electrical professional install ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI).

- Clean forgotten appliances that might have a buildup of things like food debris, oil and dust.

- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

And here are reminders of electrical safety if cleaning outdoors:

- Look up and out when using a ladder to avoid electrical lines, keeping a safe 15-feet distance.

- Inspect power tools and outdoor appliances before using them for frayed cords.

- Keep electrical cords and tools away from water, or even wet grass.Waterand electricity do not mix!