Imagine a world without electric power? Life would be so hard. Electricity is necessary for your daily running of homes and businesses. Power will help you manage most of the problematic tasks making work more accessible. But with electricity comes great hazards. A lot of care is required and safety measures put in place.
To avoid damages arising from electricity-related sources, you need to consider the below:
- Unplug heat-related items when not in use
- Check all the electrical plugs. Confirm if they are loose and have them tightened
- Use electrical cords just as a temporary solution.
- Use recommended light bulbs and confirmed if they are overheating.
- Check if the cords are frayed. Avoid putting them in the ground.
- Do not overload outlets with many appliances plug and adapters.
- Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) and test them monthly
GFCI will monitor the circuit flow. And they will interrupt power when they suspect any current change.
What is GFCI Outlet, and Where is One Needed?
- Accessory building and garages
- In the Kitchens
- Laundry area
- Pool areas and spa
- Unfinished basement and crawl spaces
- Electric dishwashing area
- Any types of the sink area