Electrical Safety At Home

Electrical safety within your home is critical. Electricity is one of those elements that you have to be very careful when you are dealing with. Therefore you need to stick to some best practices to ensure the continued safety of you and your loved ones. These are just a few of the important tips to consider in the use of electrical units:

  • Limit the number of items that you plug into a single outlet as this might affect the power flow within your home.
  • When outlets are not being used, use covers or caps that will prevent young children from accessing them and getting shocked.
  • Put away all cords and other electrical devices and ensure that they are covered adequately.
  • Be wary of the wattage of the outlet that you are using and ensure that the bulb being used falls in line with this wattage. Otherwise, you might have overheating which might cause a fire.
  • Ensure that you fasten bulbs securely when installing them. Additionally, turn the unit off before trying to install the bulb.
  • Do not cover extension cords with carpets or walls as they might overheat when they are enclosed, especially by heavy materials.
  • Wear proper protective equipment and attire when dealing with heavy powered tools a t home. It is ideal to hire a professional to take care of heavy duty electrical projects for you.
  • Ensure that the trees around your home aren’t in close contact with any power lines. Routinely trim any and all of your trees that grow towards power lines.
  • Replace any malfunctioning electronic units especially those that flicker, overheat or shock, even if the shocks are very mild, they can and will lead to bigger issues.

Hire a professional to take care of your electrical emergencies; they have the tools and the expertise. A project might seem simple, but it is not always safe to attempt to carry out a DIY project with dangerous elements such as electricity.

Contact the professionals here at Bates Electric for your electrical needs. Bates provides a broad range of services including 24-hour emergency services, appliance installation, electrical maintenance, etc. We specialize in providing the best electrical solutions throughout the Dayton area.