9 Things To NEVER Do With An Extension Cord

A charger plug attached to an electrical socket

(BlackDoctor.org) — Extension cords are a convenient way to extend power to electrical devices. Used without proper caution, however, they can become a fire hazard and pose a risk to your personal safety. Use these tips to help keep your household safe:

Selecting Extension Cords

• Purchase cords approved by an independent testing laboratory. Read the device’s instruction manual for information about its use and the amount of power it draws when running.

• For outside projects, use extension cords marked for outdoor use.