Electrical safety tips for your home.
Your home is your ‘safe’ place – a place where you can relax and rest. The only issue with this is that there are potential electrical hazards here. These can vary from electrical appliances such as tumble dryers, washing machines, curling tongs and hair straighteners.
But fear not, our engineers at Leading Electrical Solutions have comprised a list of some safety tips that can help you stay safe in your home. Have a look below;
- When water and electricity mix – this can be a deadly combination, so when you’re coming out of a shower soaking wet, don’t switch on any lights or electrical equipment without drying yourself first – this is an easy way to give yourself a potentially very dangerous electric shock which could result in a serious injury or even death.
- If you’re needing exterior work done outside your home such as gardening work and require anything electrical like a lawn mower or hedge trimmer, wait until it’s completely dry outside before starting work. If you’re using an extension lead on a cable drum, it should be unwound completely to avoid it overheating and melting.
- Check that your plugs and leads on appliances are safe. This can be done very simply. Is the cable damaged in any way? If there is tape covering any form of damage or repairs carried out on the lead then this is not acceptable. Check the plug is not discoloured, damaged or cracked. If the plug has any signs of these faults then it needs replaced immediately.
- Does your fuse board have RCD protection? This can be done with a very simple visual check, and if it doesn’t, contact us today for a free quote on how to upgrade to an electrically safe fuse board.