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  • Katherine Harrington

Thanksgiving Safety Tips from All-Pro Electric

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season, a time filled with family, friends and terrific meals shared with the people that you are most grateful for. In times of celebration, the last thing on your mind is danger. Unfortunately, you never know when danger may strike. The good thing is, following basic safety practices can help ensure that your holiday memories are fond ones. Here are some tips from All-Pro Electric.

  1. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In fact, home cooking fires are three times as likely. Make sure your smoke detector is properly installed, tested at least once a month, and replaced if more than 10 years old.

  2. Unlike the pleasant aromas that will be emanating from your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, carbon monoxide is completely odorless (a silent killer). Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

  3. Avoid cords cluttering the kitchen. Electric mixers, deep fryers, and plate warmers turn into electrical fire hazards when too much electricity is running through outlets.

  4. Adding to the above, unplug any unnecessary appliances. As a bonus, you will also save energy!

  5. Improper use of extension cords is a common blunder. They are a temporary solution not meant to be overused. Make sure they are of good quality and replace them the moment you notice signs of damage or loose connections.

  6. We understand that it is a chilly time of the year for New Englanders, but we must stress that deep-fat turkey fryers are not to be used indoors, even in a garage.

  7. We know you may be juggling many different plates on Thanksgiving Day, literally! Still, there is no excuse to leave a stove unattended (the cause of most Thanksgiving Day fires).

  8. Keep flammable kitchen items such as wooden utensils, paper towels, and oven mitts away from heat sources.

  9. Grease build-up is a fire-starter, clean your cooking space periodically throughout the day.

  10. Once all guests have come and gone, it’s time to call it night. Make sure all appliances are turned off, particularly, the oven and stove.

Having a go-to electrical company to maintain and repair components of your home’s electrical system is crucial all year round. All-Pro Electric is committed to providing both residential and commercial customers with the most reliable and top-notch electrical services available at a competitive price. Give us a call at (978) 469-0100 for more information.


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