Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2008
Families looking to light up their homes to welcome trick-or-treaters this Halloween should follow a few basic safety guidelines when preparing for the big night. ElectricityTexas.com, the leading site in Texas for comparing, ordering and connecting electricity service, offers essential electricity tips to ensure both the kids and the home stay out of harm's reach this Halloween.
Here are a few electricity safety tips to keep in mind:
- Inspect all lighting and decorations for cracked, frayed or bare wires and loose connections.
- Avoid running nails or tacks through extension cords or lighting strands, as it could damage the insulation and cause severe electric shock or fire.
- Properly illuminate walkways to avoid potential injury for unsuspecting guests.
- Avoid overloading an outlet circuit by plugging too many lights in. Use a power strip for additional surge protection.
- Keep cords, lights and any decorations off heavily-trafficked areas to prevent injury.
- Do not use decorative items outside the home unless designated as safe for outdoor use.
- Never leave lights on overnight or for extended periods of time without supervision.
Halloween safety is essential in high-trafficked neighborhoods where improperly hung decorations, overloaded circuits and other safety issues could not only harm households, but trick-or-treaters filing in and out of driveways and walkways. Following these simple steps for electrical safety should help to ensure that Halloween decorations aren't a serious infringement on a safe and secure environment.
ElectricityTexas is a leading site in the state of Texas for comparing, ordering and connecting electricity service. The deregulated Texas electricity market allows Texans to shop for service by comparing incentives and special offers, prices, energy source options and the background and reputation that each energy company offers. ElectricityTexas customers have options to not only lower their monthly bills, but also the option to purchase renewable or alternative energy as well. ElectricityTexas is a member of the WhiteFence network.