Electrical Safety Tips for Indoors
Electrical Safety Tips For Indoors
Electricity use in indoor home environment is inevitable. In our daily household routine, electricity is always involved in one way or the other, in almost everything we do. While it is extremely useful for us, it can also prove to be dangerous and even fatal if utmost care is not taken in its use.
Expert electrical contractors give the following indoor electrical safety tips to stay safe from potential electricity hazards which exist around us in our indoor home environmen:
• The likelihood of getting injured due to electric shock increases several folds in the presence of water. Therefore, using electrical appliances such as hair dryers can be dangerous in wet places like showers and baths.
• Remember that metal silverware is a strong conductor of electricity. Therefore, metal silverware crockery including spoons and forks should not be touched to any plugged in electrical appliance like toasters etc.
• Do not overload the electricity outlets by putting in too many plugs at a time.
• Extension cords are designed for temporary use and this is why their long term continuous use can heat them up. Avoid using them as a permanent wiring and if they feel hot, immediately power off apnd replace them.
• Loose and inappropriate bulbs can get overheated and even blown out. Therefore, make sure to check if all bulbs in your home match the recommended wattage capacity of the fixture and if all the bulbs are securely screwed in. In case of any discrepancy, get it fixed by your local electrical contractor as soon as possible.
• Often we come across situations where the plugs have three prongs while we only have two-conductor outlets installed in our homes. Do not ever try to cut or remove the third prong to force insert the three-prong plug in two-conductor outlet. This can create an electrical shock hazard. Instead, buy a two-prong adapter and use it to connect the three-prong plug and electricity outlet.
• Many people carelessly pull out the plugs of electrical appliances by their cords. This is extremely dangerous and must be avoided
• Circuit breakers and fuses come in various sizes. Make sure that you only replace or install that circuit breaker or fuse which perfectly matches the size of the circuit. Observe the trend or pattern every time a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips. Is there any specific appliance which causes this to happen? If it is so, get that appliance checked by your local electrical contractor.
These electrical safety tips for indoor environment should be considered as a safety protocol for indoor household routine because according to research, the global average of number of injuries reported due to electric shocks are highest for indoor environments.
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