Our entire lives run on electricity now. To be honest no home has enough power outlets to keep everything running and charged. For that reason, we heavily rely on power strips but there certain things that should never be done with power strips.
- Firstly, never plug a power strip into another power strip. This is also known as daisy-chaining. Never do this. It can cause one or more strips to fail or even catch fire.
- Never use indoor power strips outdoors. Why? Because, unless your power strip is specifically designed for outdoor use it’s not designed to stand up to weather or water.
- Don’t overload a power strip. Overloading the strip can create a fire hazard, melting the plastic and damaging your home or business.
- Don’t ever put a power strip under a rug. The electrons can generate heat and if your power strip is under a rug it can create a fire hazard.
- Never plug beauty tools into a power strip. Hairdryers, curling irons, straighteners, and other beauty tools create heat. The strips are not designed to generate that kind of consistent high amperage.
- Never use a damaged power strip. If the socket is burned chances are high that there is internal damage inside the strip that is a fire hazard.
Create a safe environment in your home and check for potential dangers with these helpful tips.