Seneca Light & Water
- Even though all washing machines have a "cold" water rinse cycle, washing clothes in cold water not only saves on water heating costs, but also helps prevents clothes from shrinking and fading.
- Refrigerators are one of those appliances that are highly used, therefore, some energy will be wasted. Some ways to keep the cold air in include: making sure both refrigerator and freezer doors close securely, do not store hot food inside and defrost whenever ice forms.
- Turn off lights and electronics when not in use. Cell phone chargers and power adapters/supplies continue to use power even if they are not being used.
Indoor Electrical Safety Tips
- Install outlets with a ground fault interrupter (GFI) wherever water/moisture is nearby.
- Never pull a plug out by the cord.
- Regularly check wires, extension cords and appliances for signs of wear. Replace faulty cords and never try to patch or altar cords to use.
- Use appliances and power tools with three-pronged plugs, and never try to alter a three prong plug.
- Never touch appliances, wires or electrical switches with wet hands or feet.
- Plugging too many appliances into one outlet can cause a fire.
Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips
- Stay away from downed wires. Assume all downed wires are "live" and keep away from puddles and fences that are near the wires. Please contact Seneca light and water immediately at 864-885-2723.
- Never use ladders or install objects near power lines. Ladders could be dangerous around electrical lines. Stay away from the lines feeding power to your house.
- Never build a swimming pool or other structures under a power line, including the one leading to your home.
- Before you do any digging or drilling, be sure there are no underground utilities where you plan to work. Call before you dig #811
- Always have a professional tree trimmer to trim or cut trees that are around or near power line.