Outdoor projects and electrical safety go hand in hand

May 22, 2023

Nearly every outdoor project you undertake around your home, whether large or small, has at least one common requirement – the need to be safe around electricity. From overhead power lines to underground wiring to using the right extension cord to properly carrying a ladder, knowing what to do and what not to do will help your project go more smoothly and much more safely.

A couple of examples:

  • If you plan to put in a swimming pool, either in-ground or above-ground, we recommend that you do not place it under (or within the easement for) power lines.
  • Planting a tree? Make sure it won’t interfere with power lines when it’s fully grown. (See “Don’t let the wrong tree leave you out on a limb”.)

Summer outdoor projects can be fun and exciting. Just remember to keep electrical safety top of mind. Visit lge-ku.com/safety/home to learn more.