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Electric Power Lines and Ice Storm Safety

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
This picture shows down live wires supplying power to a house in Oxford, PA.

This picture shows down live wires supplying power to a house in Oxford, PA.

The recent ice storm caused several outages in the Delaware Valley. PECO reported to have 100,000 customers without power in Delaware, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery counties.

When ice accumulates on the wires and on the trees, the wires become damaged from the excess weight and from the trees and branches that fall on the wires. (more…)

Safely Install Electrical Equipment in Outbuildings

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

picture-0321When installing electrical equipment in outbuilding such as barns, sheds and garages, it is important to consider basic electrical safety.

Electric is easy to take for granted and basic safety for your outlets can be overlooked. (more…)

Electric Safety Tips for the Holidays

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Southern Chester County Electric would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Here are some safety tips for the holiday season.

  • Make sure that all of your outside Christmas lights are plugged into GFCI protected outlets to prevent electric shock hazards.
  • Test your GFCI outlets and breakers to make sure they are working properly.
  • Approved weather proof covers should be used on all outside outlets to prevent water from entering outlets and plugs.
  • Never use a aluminum ladder when installing Christmas lights or any lights or wiring.

Long time friend Fred Venti and wife Carol enjoying a brisk night admiring the beautiful Christmas lights at the Simpers home.

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Recent Volunteer Work with Camp Compass – Setting up Security Lighting

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

george-ladderRecently I volunteered my time for a great organization called Camp Compass. This organization does some wonderful work helping local kids. (more…)

Don’t Forget the Smoke Detectors

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

smoke-detectorIt’s that time of year again; time to change our clocks back, and also time to change the batteries of our smoke detectors.
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Surge Protectors

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

it-surgeWith the recent storms we have had in our area, I received several calls for power outages. While investigating the outages in people’s homes, I found a lot of surge protectors to be blown out. (more…)

Summer Safety Tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

weatherproof-cover-6Southern Chester County Electric wants you to have a fun and safe summer and would like to give you some summer time safety tips.

Remember to test your GFCI breakers and GFCI outlets monthly. If the breakers or outlets are not working properly they should be replaced. These devices will prevent you and your family from electric shock.

Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas should all be protected by GFCI’s. It is important that you avoide running extension cords from inside the house to power outside equipments since your inside outlets are most likely not GFCI protected.


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