5 Summer Electrical Safety Tips

5 Summer Electrical Safety Tips

Here are our 5 Summer Electrical Safety Tips to help you avoid hazards while enjoying the outdoors. As the weather gets warmer, everyone must be aware of possible electrical safety hazards. To keep your family safe this summer, check out our electrical safety tips.

Outdoor Outlets

Use proper power outlets made for the outdoors. Use products like HPM’s Aqua range of weatherproof switches. Aqua outdoor power outlets have been crafted to suit the toughest environments.

Extension Cords

Use extension cords rated for outdoor use. Never connect multiple extension cords to add length and always check the amperage rating before using. Remember, extension cords should never be used for a long-term or permanent solution. If you need the additional power outside, hire a registered electrician to install an electrical outlet outdoors.

Pool/Spa/Hot Tub

If you have a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub, we recommend having a licensed electrician come out to inspect that it complies with NZ Standards.

Lightning Strikes

During spring and summer, it is common to have thunder and lightning storms. It is important to unplug any appliances and electrical items like computers and televisions to prevent damage from surges that can result from a lightning strike. A registered electrician can install a whole-house surge protector to protect your electrical system and home from potential lightning strike damage.

Power Lines

Also, be aware, power lines can be underground, so always check the website Before You Dig, before you dig.