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Pudget Sound Energy’s Electric Safety Tips

Electric safety
Electric safety

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 trees near power lines even if the power lines are not touching the trees.

Avoid flying kites, metallic balloons and radio-controlled toys near power lines. If a kite or Mylar balloon drifts near a power line, let it go. Never try to retrieve anything caught in a power line or from a tree located near a power line.

Do not build playhouses or platforms in trees with nearby power lines.
Never install hot tubs, swimming or wading pools underneath or near power lines.

Remember Safe and Sound Electric offers free estimates and if any of these things in your home seem off don’t hesitate to Contact Safe and Sound Electric