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October 9, 2015

7 Tips for Maintaining Electrical Safety on Your Rental Property

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7 Tips Maintaining Electrical Safety on Your Rental Property

As a landlord, you’ve worked hard to buy your rental properties over the years and now have a nice passive income every month. But have you taken steps to insure electrical safety in each of your rental properties?

Here are 7 things to incorporate into your property maintenance check list right now.

7 Electrical Safety Tips For Landlords

1. Check electrical cords and make sure they are not running across bedrooms, under carpets, rugs or doorways.

2. Verify that all light bulbs are the correct wattage for the fixtures or lamps they are being used in.

3. Check all light switches and electrical outlets to make sure that they don’t feel warm to the touch.

4. Ask tenants if they have had any blown fuses or tripping circuits recently.

5. Confirm with tenants that heat producing appliances are only plugged into appliances one outlet at a time.

6. Test GFCI’s and AFCi’s at least once a month to confirm they are functioning properly.

7. Make sure that the area surrounding the electrical meter is clear of vehicles, debris and trash cans.

If electrical work is needed on your rental property, be sure that all work is done by a qualified electrician. Better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your investment.

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