Be Active, Not Reactive when it comes to electrical safety!!
In the day and age that we live in we are heavily reliant on electrical appliances for every aspect of our day to day lives.
Given this, electricity is sometimes taken for granted as well as the dangers associated with it.
To minimize the risks associated with electrical devices and appliances there are a number of precautions and rules you can follow to ensure the safe usage of electricity in your home.
We have compiled a list of our top 5 Preventative Electrical Safety Tips in The Home:
Tip 1: Check your Plugs and Wiring regularly
The first thing you need to do is remember that faulty or damaged sockets, plugs and wiring can be extremely dangerous!!
Secondly, you need to become vigilant around the house and get into the habit of checking cables, plugs and sockets before you use electrical appliances.
Never take the safety of your electrical wiring, supply or appliances for granted. There are countless accidents caused each year due to damaged or faulty equipment. In many of these cases, accidents could have been avoided with some preventative measures
Tip 2 : Do not Take Unnecessary Risks with Electricity
Again, it’s very easy to take electricity for granted and fall into bad habits when we’re so accustomed to using electrical devices. By making some habitual and behavioural changes you can reduce your risk of accident or injury.
Tip 3: Different Rooms, Different Electrical Appliances, Different Electricity Use
Electrical appliances are not designed to be used in the same way in different areas of your property. For example, you would not use electrical appliances designed for your sitting room in the bathroom. The conditions are very different and thus their design and safety features are also different.
Tip 4: Know the basics
You don’t need to be a qualified electrician or an electrical expert but a basic knowledge the electrics in your household is critical for maintaining your electrics and could save your life.
If you don’t know what you are doing, do not tamper with electrical devices and appliances. If you do, you are putting everyone in and around your house in danger.
Firemole is a young company that is developing a range of innovative fire safety devices that can protect people and their property. They are also based in the Rubicon Center in Cork and have just launched their first product aptly named The Firemole which is a temperature alarm which can be attached to plugs and electronic appliances.
The device monitors the temperature of the charger or appliance it is connected to, if the device detects a temperature of over 54ºC it will sound a high-pitched alarm alerting (or possible waking) people of the overheating electronic appliance or charger etc.
If you feel that you need an electrical inspection carried out on your property or would like to book a qualified Electrician please do not hesitate to book using our online booking form or via our online chat.
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