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Electricity is such a widely used modern marvel that it’s easy to forget how dangerous it can be. Part of being a responsible homeowner is knowing how to use electrical outlets and appliances properly. This video offers some important information on electrical safety; for more safety tips, speak with an experienced Annapolis electrician.

It’s important to keep all non-essential electrical appliances out of the bathroom, and to teach your children that electricity and water don’t mix. Your children should also know that it’s not okay to put certain things in electrical outlets or toasters; in fact, it’s a good idea to put covers or inserts on all unused outlets. Make sure you use the right-sized extension cords, and limit their use to avoid overloading your circuits. When unplugging an appliance, be sure to grab the plug by the plastic housing, and not by the appliance’s cord.