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How can I keep my meter box safe?

  • Ask a licensed electrician to inspect your meter box if it shows any signs of burn marks, worn wires or a strange smell
  • Switch the power off at the main switch if you are doing any household maintenance or renovations
  • Label all switches, circuit breakers and fuses in the meter box for easy identification
  • Keep trees and shrubs away from your meter box
  • Install circuit breakers or a safety switch. Safety switches are mandatory in all new homes. They can save lives and prevent injury from electric shock
  • Check your safety switch every six months or in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Check circuit breakers every two years or in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Take special care when replacing fuses and make sure that the main switch is in the off position before starting
  • If a fuse blows repeatedly have a licensed electrician check it.