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4.5 Things You Can Do Today To Make Your Home Safer 

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#1   Test Your Ground Fault Circuit (GFCI) Breakers and Outlets Monthly.

#2   Test Your Arc Fault Circuit (AFCI) Breakers Monthly.

#3   Test Your Smoke Detectors Monthly.

#4   Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors.

#4.5 Testing-1-2-3 Testing.

  • Make a list of all the items in your home to be tested and start testing them!
  • Go on an electrical scavenger hunt with your family to get to know your electrical system.
  • Items you should be able to locate on your scavenger hunt: ELECTRICAL METER, MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL, MAIN BREAKER IN YOUR ELECTRICAL PANEL, SUB PANEL, AIR CONDITIONING DISCONNECT, GFCI CIRCUIT BREAKERS, AFCI CIRCUIT BREAKERS, GFCI OUTLETS AND SMOKE DETECTORS.
  • For a complete home safety checklist click here and download the pdf from ESFI.
  • For more information on smoke detectors click this NFPA link.