Electricity is necessary in running all things — from your personal television and coffee-maker at your home to large-scale manufacturers and industries all over the world. However, it is also dangerous. It can cause problems from home fires to large power outages.
As a leading company in electrical services, and as an electrician, we find it important to educate people about safety precautions in dealing with electrical system's in residential and commercial settings.
We often post information regarding safety tips, but the time has come that we make a detailed blog about them. The first step, of course, is to hire expert electricians to regularly do inspections, maintenance and repair works on your electrical system. You can call our experts at Super Electric to set an appointment. The other steps are as follows:
1. On dealing with lights
When replacing a light bulb, turn off the light switch.
Do not replace a light bulb or touch a light switch with wet hands.
Use a light bulb with the correct watt to prevent overheating.
2. On dealing with appliances
Regularly inspect your appliances. Watch out for faulty or damaged plugs, switches, and cords. Immediately have them repaired or replaced.
Turn off appliances before leaving your home.
Switch off and unplug appliances before cleaning them.
Do not touch an appliance with wet hands, or with metal objects.
3. On dealing with cords
Place your cords around walls to prevent tripping. Do not put them under rugs and carpet.
Do not pull cords when they are attached to the socket, or to the appliances.
4. On dealing with fuses, and outlets
Loose fuses can overheat. If you have plug-type fuses, you should periodically check to make sure they’re snug.
When a fuse blows, immediately turn off all lights on the circuit and all appliances.
Replace a fuse with another one that has an identical rating.
Use ground fault circuit interrupters on all outdoor outlets.
5. On dealing with power lines
Trim down trees near power lines.
Instruct children not to climb trees near overhead power lines.
When cleaning your roof, stay away from the power lines.
6. On dealing with electrical panels and breakers
Check a the electrical panel regularly. Immediately replace breakers if you discover any sign of scorching or discoloration.
Make sure not to overload a circuit by having too many appliances attached to it.
Make sure a breaker is the has the correct amperage to support the appliances plugged into it as well as the wire size.
Make sure everything is tight in your panel
Always choose safety. Contact us and book our expert electricians. Super Electric is here to serve you.