Among home accidents, one of the most dangerous is about electrical wirings — it can be deadly! Here are some safety precautions your electrician wants you to know.
The Safety Precautions
- Unless you have had training in electricals, never attempt to fix things yourself. The current running through the wires is enough to cause serious damage or even death.
- If you have to do anything at home that puts you in close contact with your home’s wirings, like the ceiling/roof, remember to turn off the main switchboard.
- Never use an appliance when in contact with water. Water conducts electricity and using an appliance near water can cause serious or even fatal damage.
- Do not overload adapters with several appliances. This electrical overload can lead to fires.
- Use safety devices that will protect children from touching outlets.
- Periodically check your appliances’ wirings for any damage to the cords/cables.
- Have your wirings inspected by a licensed electrician. After a few years, the wiring system might no longer be adequate for the electricity you need. There might also be tears or damage that need replacement.
Knowing these safety precautions will prevent serious home accidents. Remember to contact your licensed electrician for electrical inspection, repair, or replacement.