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Electrical Safety

We take safety very seriously, which is why we’ve compiled some helpful tips for you to stay as safe as possible.

Safety Tips

  • Keep electrical equipment away from water.
  • Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to help prevent electrical incidents like electrical shock, ground faults, fires, overheating, and the destruction of wire insulation.
  • Be cautious around power lines when climbing a tree or a ladder to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of all.
  • Many DIY repairs are dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Should any electrical issues arise, it is always best to have an expert handle it.
  • Avoid contact with any power line– always assume that a downed power line is energized and stay away.
  • Always inspect electrical cords and replace them if damaged or loose.
  • Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets. Remember, extension cords are for temporary use ONLY.
  • If outlets or switches feel warm and you’re having problems with blowing fuses, tripped circuits, or flickering lights – please call a professional to fix the problem.
  • For households with small children, place safety caps along all unused outlets.
  • Teach children not to touch electrical outlets or appliances (especially with wet hands), whether they’re on or off.
  • Educate children on the dangers of “green boxes” (substations and transformers) and teach them not to play on them.

Call 811 Before You Dig

Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines. This can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. Always dial 811 at least three days before any digging project and let them know what kind of project you are working on. Utility companies who have potential facilities in the area of your dig site will be notified about your intent to dig. Each affected utility company will send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground utility lines within 2-3 working days. Find out more here: click here


EnergyUnited is committed to providing safe and reliable electric service to our members by maintaining our right-of-ways, or paths of service, from trees and vegetation.


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