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Nov 4

Home Electrical Safety Tips

What are some tips for electrical safety?

Many electrical fires can be prevented by following some simple safety rules. Here are some of the most basic safety rules that homeowners and electricians north lakes should know and follow. Always consult a professional electrician if you are unsure about the safety and security of any electrical outlet or other devices.


1. Make sure that all your fixtures and appliances are operating at the correct voltage.


The correct bulbs will help to avoid electrical problems. Be sure to use the right wattage in the lamps and fixtures in your home. Make use of 60-watt bulbs if the power of the fixture has not been stated. Choose 25-watt bulbs for unmarked ceiling fixtures.


LED bulbs use less energy and are safer than fixtures that overheat. Learn more about LED lighting.


2. Be alert for overloaded outlets to keep your home safe.


The overloading of an electrical socket is often a cause of electrical issues. Be sure that all outlets are cool to the touch and have faceplates that are protected and that they are operating properly. These safety measures can be taken to guard outlets from electrical shock, as per the ESFI.


  • Appliances should not be powered via extension cables or multi-outlet converters.

  • At any time, just one heat-producing gadget should be connected to an outlet.

  • A certified electrician should be able to inspect hot outlets.

  • The purpose of power strips is not to alter the power provided from outlets. They only add outlets.

  • Smart plugs can monitor the energy used by outlets and can even turn off appliances when they become too hot.


3. Keep your home secure by replacing or repairing damaged electric cords.


The power cords that have been damaged are an extremely dangerous electrical security risk in the home, as they can lead to fires and electrocution. Every extension and power cord is to be examined for cracks or fraying before being replaced if necessary. Power cords should never be fastened or run beneath furniture or rug. They can get tangled and overheated under carpets. Furniture may also crush insulation and result in damage to wires.


4. Keep your cords clean and neat to avoid any harm.

Electrical safety regulations are applicable to power cables and not only during their use, however, but they must also be maintained to prevent harm. Pets and children may bite the cords and therefore, ensure they're out of reach. Cords that are wrapped too tightly around objects could cause them to become hot or stretch. To prevent damage to the insulation of the cord and the wires don't place it on the surface that is hot.

5. To minimize the risk, unplug all of your appliances that are not in use.

If the appliance isn't in use, unplug it. This is one of the easiest safety tips for electrical appliances however it is often overlooked. Unplugging any appliances you don't want saves you energy by lowering the phantom drain (the amount of power the gadget uses even when it's not in use) It also safeguards them from overheating and electricity surges.


It's difficult to remember to unplug useless gadgets, but the latest generation of smart plugs offers the answer, allowing you to set power schedules for every outlet.

6. Be sure to keep electrical outlets and devices away from water in order to prevent electrocution.

Electricity and water are incompatible. To be in compliance with electrical safety regulations, keep electrical appliances dry and out of the reach of the water. This prevents appliance damage as well as personal injuries and electrocution. It's critical to ensure that your hands are dry while working with electrical devices. You can reduce the danger of electricity and water coming in contact by keeping electrical equipment out of reach from bathtubs, sinks, pots, aquariums, and sinks. 


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