Your home’s electrical system is integral to maintaining your comfort. We all depend on electricity for nearly every part of our lives. As important as your electrical system is, there are certain electrical safety hazards that you will want to be aware of so that you can avoid them.
If a cord is damaged, either repair it or replace it.
Exposed wiring is extremely dangerous. There is a reason that power cords have that rubber coating on the outside. It provides a barrier between the wires that carry electrical currents from your walls to your devices. Without that barrier, your cord becomes a huge safety hazard.
Avoid over-using extension cords
Extension cords are super handy for moving power to something that is too far from an outlet to plug in. Unfortunately, with long cords comes tripping hazards. If someone trips over the cord, they can be hurt. They may also yank the cord out of the wall, which can cause many other problems. Another important safety note about extension cords and power strips is that they are meant to be temporary. It is extremely unsafe to leave things plugged into them for too long.
Kid-proof your electrical system.
Children are naturally curious, especially babies and toddlers. At that young age, just about everything that they experience will be new to them. Little ones like to explore everywhere they possibly can. This means that those curious little humans may encounter electrical outlets or appliances. There are many, many child safety measures on the market. These devices can help you keep your little ones safe from many different safety hazards.
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