Tree Planting Guide
Rideau St. Lawrence welcomes the opportunity to help you choose proper locations
for planting trees on your property in relation to overhead and underground hydro equipment.
Click here to read more.
If you plan to change or add to your electrical wiring system,
you must have an electrical inspection done to meet the compliance
of the Electrical Safety Code.
Have Proper Fuses Installed
All general use circuits should be protected by either fuses
or circuit breakers rated for 15 amperes. Never replace fuses
(primarily found in older homes) with metal objects such as
dimes or pennies. Doing so could cause a fire.
Time-delay or dual element fuses, identified by a metal band
and the letter D, should only be used for large motorized
appliances such as clothes dryers, furnaces, refrigerators/freezers,
and window air conditioners. The D fuses can handle the power
surge of a starting motor, but should not be used on general
Only "P" fuses should be used on all general circuits,
including lighting circuits.
The CSA seal or label ensures that an appliance has been tested
and should be safe to use as recommended by the manufacturer.
Before buying an appliance, check to see that it has been
Three Prong Plugs
Rather than breaking off the third prong from a cord, have
a two prong outlet replaced with a three prong outlet. This
will ensure that the third prong will be properly grounded.
It provides a ground path that helps prevent or minimize shocks.
Radios, hairdryers and other electrical appliances are dangerous
to use near water. If your hands are wet, or you are standing
on a wet area, you could get an electrical shock.
Protect your children from injury by unplugging unused extension
cords. If a cord is hot to touch, chances are you are using
it for more current than it is designed to handle. Don't overload
extension cords. Avoid running a cord under a carpet or near
anything that will increase its temperature. Keep extension
cords out of the water. Cords designed for outdoor use will
be marked for "outdoor use".