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May 22, 2018 at 6:40 am #371776
Last week, I met my friend who is a licensed electrician from Toronto. He told me the importance of keeping the home electrically safe. If the wiring electrical system is not updated, there are chances of an electric fire. Your house is prone to an electrical fire due to the following reasons:
1. Faulty outlets, appliances
Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets and outdated appliances. Other fires are started by faults in appliance cords, receptacles and switches. Running cords under rugs is another cause of electrical fires.
2. Light fixtures
Light fixtures, lamps and light bulbs are another common reason for electrical fires. Installing a bulb with a wattage that is too high for the lamps and light fixtures is a leading cause of electrical fires.
3. Extension cords
Misuse of extension cords is another electrical fire cause. Appliances should be plugged directly into the outlet and not plugged into an extension cord for any length of time. 4. Space heaters
Coil space heaters are especially dangerous in this regard because the coils become so hot they will almost instantaneously ignite any nearby flammable surface.
Outdated wiring often causes electrical fires. Old wiring may not have the wiring capacity to handle the increased amounts of electrical appliances in today’s average home. I hope this is informative. Thank you
May 23, 2018 at 10:31 am #371795
Electricity is one of the most essential and integral part of every house.We hear a lot about short circuit resulting in lots of damages to the lives as well as properties. Household electrical safety tips includes safety from all electrical equipments like refrigerator, washing machine, iron box, fan, TV etc.Here are few tips to ensure electrical safety for home.
1- Always check for the safety checked sign on the product and ensure it.
2- In the case of kids always make sure that kids are not reaching upto the electrical equipments.
3- Cover the electrical equipments and always unplug the equipments after your use.
4-Use MCB and EMCB to protect any sorts of explosion or accidents from electrical equipments.
5-Ground Fault circuit Interrupters(GFCI) should be placed at houses.
6- The first is to ensure the approval marks or the trademarks of the recognized companies.There are a lot of fake and unrecognized appliances in the market which are available for low cost and have many dangerous effects.
7-Always repair or replace the damaged wires, cables and electrical cords.
8-We must not ignore flickering or dim lights, breakers that constantly trip, fuses.
9-Use components of electricity that helps in safe usage of the electrical appliances. Such electrical accessories which are of top quality are needed for the best working conditions and provide safety.
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