In last week’s post we talked about some easy weekend DIY projects. However, before you start any project that involves electricity, you need to make sure you’re being safe. That starts by using only quality electrical contractor supplies. But regardless of the project, coming in contact with live electricity is no laughing matter, and failure to take proper precautions could cost you your life. The professionals at CESCO in Rock Hill, SC have some safety tips you should follow before beginning any project involving electricity.

  • Unplug it – Before you start working around any device, appliance, or fixture, make sure it’s not plugged into an outlet. Do note that some appliances still hold a charge even after they’ve been unplugged. Make sure you read any labels, manufacturer’s instructions, or call us for advice on how to proceed.
  • Find the right breaker and turn it off – Make sure that all breakers are turned off before you start your project. Hopefully all of your breakers will be properly labeled, but if they aren’t, turn each breaker off and on to find the one that controls the area you’re working on.
    • Turn the main power off – For ultimate safety, it’s best to turn off the main power supply to your home. This will ensure that all power is off and that you’re free from danger– just in case you can’t locate that right breaker or something is mislabeled.

Of course, you should always consult the experts before tackling any type of electrical installation or repair. For more advice and for electrical contractor supplies for your projects, call or come by CESCO’s residential electrical supply store today!