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8 Tips on Home Electrical Safety

Avoid accidents with these maintenance tips

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When it comes to ensuring safety at home, it isn't enough that we unplug appliances when they are not in use. To avoid accidents, we can follow certain guidelines and check things like electrical cords and sockets. Let these tips guide you. 

Photos from Apartment Therapy.

Keep these tips in mind:

Keep appliances away from water sources

Avoid placing outlets and switches by the sink, bathtub, shower area, or pool to prevent electric shocks.

Cover the unused outlets with electrical tape

This will prevent your kids from placing objects inside or play with the outlets.

Replace broken cords immediately

Fix and replace frayed electrical cords as soon as possible as these can cause electric shocks.

Purchase high quality appliances

Check the details of appliances before purchasing—take note of the consumption and the brand. Ensuring quality helps you save on electricity while preventing household appliance fires.

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

Consult with an electrician.

If you've encountered an electrical problem and you're unsure as to how you can fix it, it's always best to ask help from an electrician. Going DIY when you are unsure may cause serious problems in the future. 

Avoid forcing a plug into an outlet.

Do not attempt to modify the outlet by forcing the plug into it. There are different kinds of plugs in the market today and there are different sockets, too. Click here to learn more.

Don’t overload extension cords!

The purpose of an extension cord is to provide better access to outlets. However, it is not the main source of electricity. Make sure that you plug heavy duty appliances to the main outlet.

Click here for more extension cord safety tips.

Unplug appliances properly.

Some of us might have the habit of unplugging appliances by pulling cords. Always hold the plug to avoid frayed cords. 

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