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Nov 4

Tips for Home Electrical Safety

What are the best safety guidelines regarding electrical equipment?

Many electrical fires can be prevented by following some simple safety guidelines. These are some basic safety rules that homeowners and electricians working in the north lakes must know and follow. If you're uncertain about the safety of an electrical outlet or device, you should seek the advice of a Professional Electrician.


1. Make sure that all your fixtures and appliances have been set to the appropriate wattage.


Using the correct bulbs can aid in preventing electrical issues and electrical problems, so ensure that you're using the right Wattage for all of your lamps, fixtures, and appliances. Choose 60-watt bulbs when the power of the fixture is not specified. Choose 25-watt bulbs for unmarked ceiling fixtures.


LED bulbs use less energy and decrease the chance of overheating fixtures. Find out more about the benefits of LED lighting.


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


Problems with electricity are usually caused by overloading an electrical socket. Be sure outlets are working properly, cool to touch, and have protected faceplates. Follow these electrical safety guidelines for outlets as per ESFI:


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

  • Only one device that produces heat should be connected to the outlet at the same time.

  • A licensed electrician should check hot outlets.

  • Power strips aren't designed to modify the power supplied from outlets. They just add outlets.

  • Smart plugs can track the amount of power used by outlets and stop appliances from being turned off if they become too hot.


3. To keep your home safe to ensure safety, replace or repair damaged electrical cords.


Cords with damage to the power supply could pose a significant danger to the safety of your home. They can ignite electric fires or cause electrocution. Extension and power cords should be checked for fraying and cracking regularly and replaced or repaired if needed. Power cords should never be tangled or run under furniture or carpets. Under carpets, cords can be tangled and overheated. Additionally, furniture could crush the insulation of cords and cause damage to wires.


4. To avoid damage, make sure you keep your used and unused cords neat and secure.

Safety guidelines for power cables don't only apply when they are used but also when they are secured from harm. Keep them out of the reach of youngsters and pets (who could chew on or play with them). Wrapping cords too tightly around objects may cause them to get hot or stretch. Do not place the cord on a hot surface to prevent damaging its insulation or wires.

5. Unplug any unused appliances in order to decrease the risk.

If an appliance is not in use, unplug it. This is among the most basic safety techniques, but one of the most frequently overlooked. Disconnecting appliances you don't need can help you save energy, but also prevents overheating and power surges.


It can be difficult to remember to disconnect non-essential gadgets. However, the most recent generation smart plugs allow you to set up power schedules for each outlet.

6. To prevent electric shock to avoid electric shocks, keep electrical appliances and outlets away from water.

Water and electricity are not compatible. To comply with electrical safety rules, ensure that electrical equipment is dry and away from water. This prevents appliance damage and personal injuries and electrocution. When working with electrical items it is essential to wash your hands thoroughly. It's possible to minimize the danger of electricity and water getting into contact by keeping electrical appliances away from bathtubs, sinks, tanks, pots, sinks, and aquariums.


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