Electricity has played a big part in the make-believe world Halloween allows us to explore as monsters and superheroes. But don’t turn your Frankenstein laboratory or haunted house into a true-to-life horror story through electrical fires or hazards. Use the following tips for a safe and happy Halloween:
- Make sure your outdoor decorations only LOOK or SOUND spooky. Inspect each mechanical ghoul, ghost or goblin for cracked, frayed or bare wires. You don’t want them to really cause a shock or start a fire!
- Want to convert your yard or open garage into a haunted house? Don’t let it turn into a true-to-life horror story through electrical fires or hazards. Only use electrical items marked “for outdoor use.” Plug those decorations into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).