Electrical Safety Tips

1-16 of 16
gloved hands working with the wiring of a power outlet
Electrical Safety and Hazard 101

Electric power is the most dangerous aspect of most homes.

electrical panel
Your Home's Electrical Panel—Knowledge is Safety

Knowledge is power. Knowledge about power is safety.

a burning electrical cord and socket
Is Your Home's Wiring a Fire Hazard?

Old materials can cause significant danger over time.

An electrician working on an outlet in a kitchen with a multimeter.
Safety Precautions When Using Electrical Equipment

Understanding the shocking truth can be a lifesaver.

An electrical cord in the shape of a house.
Electrical Hazard Prevention

4 tips to keep you from shock.

man installing smoke detector
Which Breaker Controls My Smoke Detector

Keep your safety gear in working order.

DIY Logo
Organizing Cords and Cables

If you've ever been inside a telephone central office you can see the need for cable clutter control.

A man holding an electrical cord with smoke around his head.
The Dos and Don'ts of Electrical Safety

What to do and not do when it comes to home electrical safety may not all be common sense.

DIY Logo
Portable Generator Safety Tips

Consumers should know that portable generators can be hazardous if used improperly.

DIY Logo
Electrical Safety for Children

To help keep kids electrically safe at home and at school, here are some suggestions.

A water meter.
How to Attach a Jumper Wire around a Water Meter

It provides a better path for electricity.

a man working on wiring in a wall
The 10 Most Dangerous Electrical Safety Hazards

Electricity and water form a fatal combination.

Copper wiring.
The Dangers of Burning Copper Wiring

Beware of the dangers of burning copper wiring!

An outlet on the wall.
GFCI Electrical Outlets in the Bathroom

GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

back of DVD player with wires and cords
How to Hide Cables and Wires Under Carpet

Wires and cables are not only unsightly, but also a tripping hazard. Fix your problem by hiding them under the carpet in 3 steps.

A yellow and black warning size for high voltage.
How Ground Fault Protection Works

Just what does GFCI mean anyway?