Health and safety in any business are vital, and thus, strict guidelines need to be adhered to for the wellbeing and safety of staff and visitors. It’s no different in homes. Here are some of our top electrical safety tips from our expert electricians in Engadine, to help you stay safe at home.
Many homes have fallen victim to house fires caused by faulty switchboards. Making sure that your home switchboards are in good condition will save lives and your properties structural integrity. Switchboard upgrade with outdated styled asbestos or timber backing boards or porcelain fuses are no longer a thing to boast about. If your switchboard box has any of these, you can expect issues when you’re to upgrade to a digital smart meter.
Be Wise About Fire
If you have any fire alarms in your home, make sure to test them. Ensure that you also have fire extinguishers and fire blankets are within their use-by date.
Avoid Overloading Power Boards
Overloading power boards is dangerous. Your electrician will always emphasise that overloading power boards will not only cause damage to plugged-in devices but also cause electric shocks and fire.
Heaters And Electric Blankets Safety
- It’s essential to ensure that all electric cords are not frayed before plugging in electric blankets and heaters. Any damaged cables should never be used.
- Always vacuum the back of space heaters as well as filters to ensure that dust build-up is removed. Any build-up can cause hazards when the heater is plugged in.
- Automatic off switch portable heaters are an excellent investment. They’ll switch off when the heater tips over or overheats.
- Keep heaters away from curtains, bedding, wet or damp areas as well as high traffic areas. A separation distance of one metre is often recommended.
Adhering to these tips can save more than just lives; it can save you a buck or two. Make sure you speak to your electrician in Engadine about any concerns about your electrical appliances or any electricity issue in your home before trying to fix it yourself. Get in touch with us at Skyco Trades for the best electrical solutions around.