Extension cords are meant to be a temporary solution and NOT a substitution for permanent wiring. However, if you are to use them, here are some good tips to follow in an effort to prevent electrical fires.
- Secure extension cords down with electrical tape, especially if they are run across trafficked areas.
- Keep slack in your extension cords, as tension at the plug can cause the connection to pull loose.
- Make sure that the amperage of the cord can… Continue Reading