A safe environment is not always enough to control all potential electrical hazards. One must be very cautious and work safely. Specially these days, with the increase in electrical products in the house, like microwaves, entertainment gadgets, dishwashers and a number of other gadgets, we are surrounded by electronic products all the time, and hence electrical safety cannot be taken for granted at all.
We might assume we are fairly confident in how to deal with electrical systems, devices and appliances. But, we are all human. Mistakes can be made and it is important to ensure you practice properly electrical safety steps to ensure you and your family are kept safe at all times.
Safety is paramount when using any electrical devices or appliances in your home. This also includes extension cords or even any lighting bulbs you might be using. If you have a family, you should create designated household rules when dealing with anything electrical. Especially if you are a family that home schools your children where they might spend extra time at home. Mistakes can happen with one error in judgment. It is important to educate your family on proper safety.
The following are some important tips to help one maintain proper caution, to help keep you and your family safe around the house, and to avoid electrical fires and accidents.
Another tidbit of advice, ALWAYS remember to NEVER attempt to use water to put out an electrical fire. Water is actually a really good conductor of electricity and you do not want to risk an electric shock or serious injury. Be sure to use a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher for these purposes.
If you are in the Albany area and are in need if electrician services, please consider McCauley Electrical.