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.