How to improve electrical safety in your property?
Electrical safety in your household. Wilco Electrical Services electrical safety. Sydney experts.
Here is some advice on how to improve the overall electrical safety in your property. Please note that you should follow the advice with extreme care and on the first sign of trouble call a professional electrician.
● Watch out for underground power lines
Keep in mind the location of any underground power lines.
● Watch out for water leaks
Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. If water leaks into the light or power circuits in your home, a fault can occur. This can result in a fire or even worse, an electric shock.
● What to do in case of an electric shock?
If you feel a tingle when you touch a water fitting, the grounding of your electrical installation could be faulty. If it is safe to do so, shut off the power at the main switch and call a licensed electrician to investigate. If you are close to someone who is receiving an electric shock, turn off the power at the main switch before doing anything else. If that can not be done, use an object that does not conduct electricity (broom, chair, or any other rubber material) and use it to push the person away from the source of electrical current. If it is possible, try to stand on something dry that is not a conductor of electricity.
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● Take care of your appliance cords
Keep your electrical appliances, their cords and all extension far from any source of water. Make sure that all your cords are in great condition. If they are damaged or showing signs of age, do not use the appliance until it is been inspected and repaired by a licensed electrician. If you suspect that your cords are damaged, do not try any of those “do it yourself” procedures. Call us NOW and we will be at the location as soon as possible. If you decide to throw away the appliance or cords, make sure they can not be used by anyone else.
● Avoid having “piggy‐back” or “double adaptor connections!
Having many cords connected to an outlet that is designed to have only one or two can cause dangerous overloading. Instead of this, use power boards that come equipped with a safety device that keeps a power outlet from overloading.
● Make sure all your outlets are childproof
You should get used to using childproof plugs in your electrical outlets to discourage children from pushing and sticking small items inside of them.
● All your electrical wiring needs to be done by a licensed electrician. No matter how small the repair ends up being, always call a professional.
● Install safety switches in your property.
You should install safety switches in your meter box. One general rule that is often mentioned by seasoned electricians is that all electrical equipment should only be used when connected to a safety switch.
● Test your safety switches regularly
A good rule to follow in order to ensure the safety of your property is to test your safety switches every couple of months. This is pretty easy to do so as it requires you to only press the “test” or “T” button on each switch. If the switch turns off the power, then your safety switch is working properly. Keep in mind that the use of safety switches does not mean you can be less careful when using any electrical device.
● Watch out for overhead lines
You should always avoid coming into contact with any overhead lines. If you work near them, always keep your distance, at least 6 metres for electrical lines on poles and more than 10 metres for electrical lines on towers. Make note of this when you are installing antennas, picking some fruit or working around your trees.
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