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Danger: overloaded outletDo a simple inspection inside your home to keep yourself and your family safe. Look for these hazards:

    • Overloaded outlets

    • Worn or frayed power cords

    • Power cords running under rugs or furniture legs

    • Appliances used near water without GFCI protection

    • Circuit breakers that trip or fuses that blow often

    • Electric heaters or light bulbs close to anything that can burn

    • Flammable liquids or other materials stored close to electrical appliances

Every home should have smoke detectors to alert you in case of fire. Make sure you also have a multipurpose (Class C) fire extinguisher in the house, preferably in the kitchen.