Below are telephone safety rules that you should remember --even when using cordless and mobile phones:
Do not use your telephone near water
It is unsafe to use the telephone while you are bathing, washing dishes, or swimming. Contact with water could cause electric shock.
Do not use your telephone to report a gas leak
Telephones contain electrical contacts that could generate a tiny spark when you lift the handset. While unlikely, this spark could trigger an explosion if gas is present.
Avoid using the telephone during an electrical storm
Although protective measures are taken to limit abnormal electrical surges from entering your home, absolute protection is impossible. If you use your phone during a storm, there is a chance you could receive an electric shock from lightning.
Underground cables 811
At least 48 hours before you dig or drill, you must call 811.
Any household chore that involves digging, such as planting a tree or installing a fence, can lead to damaged cable. This results in disruption of service for many customers.
When calling, be prepared to disclose:
The exact location of the proposed excavation (including the county, city or township, section and ¼ section number)
The type of work that will be completed
The date you plan to start
How long the work will take
We’ll also need your name, address, a phone number where you can be reached, and the best time to call you back.
Following your call, we’ll check the location and let you know where the cables are.