Cords, Outlets & Plugs

  • Make sure that cords aren't frayed or cracked.
  • Cords should never be nailed or stapled to the wall, baseboard, or to another object.
  • Don't place cords in high traffic areas, under carpets, beneath rugs, or under furniture.
  • Check for outlets that have loose fitting plugs, which can overheat and lead to fire.
  • Never remove the ground pin (third prong) to make a three prong plug fit into a two prong outlet.
  • Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn't fit.
  • Avoid overloading outlets with too many appliances.
  • Make sure there are safety covers on all unused outlets that are accessible to children.