Handle outdoor spring cleaning with care


By Lisa Braxton

It’s hard to turn on the television these days or flip through a magazine without being reminded that we’re in the season of spring cleaning projects. We’re given tips on how to declutter our kitchens, organize our home offices, make our bathrooms smell like a citrus forest, and sweep, swish, and spray just about everything.

For those who take their spring cleaning outdoors, NFPA’s Outdoor Electrical Safety tips sheet offers advice for decluttering while maintaining safety.

  • Store electrical tools indoors.
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clear.
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim branches that might fall on electrical wiring.

Information on electrical safety in the home, as well as a video on electrical safety, and the observance this month of National Electrical Safety Month can be found on the NFPA website.

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