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We use them in our homes and at work. But, did you know that we could be risking our safety if not used properly?
Never run an extension cord under furniture or rugs (this can cause the cord to overheat)
The use of extension cords should be temporary. If you need a permanent solution, hire an electrician to install a new outlet
Do not use an extension cord for more than one appliance
Never use a cord that feels hot or damaged in any way
Do not run cords through water or snow
Ensure the extension cord you use is rated for the products to be plugged in and marked for indoor or outdoor use.

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Candles can be pretty to look at, but they cause home fires. Remember, a candle is an open flame which means that it can easily ignite anything that may come in contact with it.
Remember these tips to keep yourself safe from fires in your home.
Blow out candles before you leave the room
Put candles on sturdy surfaces
Keep candles away from anything that can burn
Don’t burn a candle all the way down
Never use a candle if there is compression oxygen in the home
Keep a fire extinguisher in the home
Use battery-operated candles instead of open flame candles

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