Focus on Electrical Safety All Year Long
The 2021 theme for National Electrical Safety Month is Connected to Safety, focusing on the emerging technology that makes a home safe and efficient. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) team has a timely infographic regarding staying smart with electricity and technology at home.
Check your detector. Did you know that 65 percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke detectors? Electrical Safety Month is also a good time to check your smoke detectors and change out batteries (spring and fall). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends changing the batteries in your smoke alarm every six months.