Use Extension Cords Temporarily: Extension cords are not meant to replace your outlets in your home for extended use. They are a temporary solution and should be unplugged regularly. Instead, have more outlets installed in the room or area where you know you need them the most.
Leave The 3rd Prong Alone: Some appliances have three prongs that need to get plugged in. Unfortunately, when some homes are built the outlets are two-pronged spaces. Some people have been known to remove the bottom prong, or the “ground,” of the cord so they can plug it in. It’s there to prevent a surge of electricity or other electrical malfunctions that might happen. Without that prong, the risk of fire increases. A professional electrician will be able to change out the outlets.