Lamoni Municipal Utility
Electrical Safety

SAFETY TIPS

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician.
  • When you are buying or remodeling a home, have it inspected by a qualified inspector.
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time.
  • Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.
  • Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home. Use a qualified electrician. Use ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected.
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month to make sure they are working properly.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords.
  • Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. There should be a sticker that indicates the maximum wattage light bulb to use.
    Our staff

    Jon Barney, Superintendent
    Terry Fulton, Distribution Manager
    Valerie Norman, Office Manager

    Customer service

    M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: Closed

    Emergency Service
    Available 24/7

    (641) 784-6911

    Contact us
    111 South Chestnut Street
    Lamoni, Iowa 50140
    (641) 784-6911
    lmu@lamoniutilities.com