Safe and Sound Electric

Pudget Sound Energy’s Electric Safety Tips

Electric safety tips Know where your home’s circuit panel is and how to turn off your breakers and main switch. Never use an oven to heat your home. If using a generator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. See safety tips about portable generators. When working outdoors around your house, check for overhead power lines. Remember to keep tall ladders, roofing materials and pruning equipment clear of overhead power lines to avoid a hazardous situation. Stay clear of downed power lines. Never climb transmission towers, power poles or substation fences. If a pet is stuck after climbing a power pole, call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or call 911. Do not sit on the green cabinets housing electrical equipment that are on the street. When getting ready to dig, make sure to call 811 — the free “Call Before You Dig” hotline — to avoid potential hazards with striking or digging around underground utilities. Plant new trees away from overhead power lines. Never climb […]

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