Extension Cord Safety

I do many inspections in Louisville, Elizabeth town, Mt. Washington, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville, even Rineyville Ky and I come across issues that are safety related.  Many of the finds we discover as inspectors are important, but some times we see things that we want to pass on as safety issues for you to avoid.  On my last inspection I found a very common issue that I wanted to address, extension cord and outlet multipliers. In this case it is outlet multipliers .  Those are the plug in’s for outlets that let you plug in as many as 5 things on one outlet.  These are not necessarily the the power strips we use for computers and TV’s, but the item depicted in the picture. Please do not use these as tey can become overloaded and result in fire.  If you need more outlets, use a power strip.