Outdoor Spring Safety with Your West Palm Beach Electrician

elcon_3Spring is a time for getting out in the yard and taking care of those chores that have been put on the back burner during winter. Now is the time to do your cleanup and prepare your flower beds, gardening area and your lawn for another hot summer. Before you start getting into the spring cleanup and planting outdoors, your electrician in West Palm Beach has some tips to help keep you safe. The team at Elcon Electric can answer any additional questions you may have about electric safety.

You probably already know, but you should always call before you dig. If you are putting in underground sprinklers or preparing to put up a new pool that requires you to level the ground, do yourself a favor and call the utilities to see if there are any lines buried. This is typically a free service and is well worth the few minutes it takes to make the call.

If you are installing a new hot tub or pump for the pool, you can ensure it is done safely by relying on an electrician. West Palm Beach residents don’t want to spoil their summer fun by having a faulty outdoor electrical system that could possibly put their lives at risk.

Cleaning out the gutters and taking care of any low-hanging branches will require you to get out the ladder. Pay attention and make sure you are not close to any power lines in order to avoid electric shock. A West Palm Beach electrician will tell you that touching a ladder touching a power line while you are standing on the ground will result in a severe electric shock. Never risk it! When in doubt about any of the electrical work around your home, give Elcon Electric a call and make sure the job is done right and safe.