May is National Electrical Safety Month

This month, we encourage all members to take extra time to plug into safety.

Every year, thousands of accidents occur because of electrical shock hazards. “It is critical that the public understands their home’s electrical system and the safety concerns associated with the latest residential technologies before bringing them into their homes,” explains Jim Mangum, general manager and CEO of Wake Electric. “Give us a call when you plan to install something new, such as solar panels, electric vehicles and other electrical gadgets in the home, we can help ensure you have an electrical system that’s compatible with the increased load.” Through electrical safety awareness and education, we can all play a part in preventing electrical hazards and injuries in the future. Together, let’s plug into safety this May.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIP: Removing trees near power lines can be dangerous. If you see a tree that is endangering the electric line, please call Wake Electric at 919.863.6300. Always assume power lines are energized and never attempt to remove a tree near or on a power line. In addition, never let children play in trees or fly drones or kites close to power lines.

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