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Don't be a statistic: Protect your home from electrical hazards

Feb 5

Electrical safety risks exist in every office, home, or company due to our dependence on electricity in our modern times. This danger can be avoided by being aware of risks and taking the necessary steps to reduce the risk. These are the 7 most serious electrical hazards that can be found in homes and are taken well to be taken care of by electrician Milton.


To ensure safety, top-quality wiring that is in compliance with safety standards is vital. Power surges, fire, arc faults, and other hazardous effects can all result from poor wiring. In the end, it's best to avoid DIY electrical work and employ a professional electrician Milton to conduct your home's electrical wiring.

What are the dangers associated with the use of electricity in your home?


A higher risk of an electric crash could be the result of damaged, worn-out, or corroded cables. To protect yourself, get your wiring checked by an expert electrician. Replace and upgrade damaged and old wiring when necessary.

There are many dangers.

  • A switch or electrical outlet which has loose or damaged connections

  • Appliance cords that are damaged or frayed

  • Pinched or perforated wire insulation could be the result of a chair leg that is resting on an extension cord for example.

  • The cracking of wire insulation can be caused by age, heat, corrosion, and bending.

  • Cords and wires that are overheated

  • Electrical items that have been damaged

  • Rodents have chewed holes in the wire.



Kitchens, bathrooms, and all other living spaces are best kept from the water source. The electrical conductivity is via water. This is why it is essential to keep outlets out away from the water supply.

Use a radio, hairdryer, or phone in the tub, close to the pool, or on any flooring that is wet.



Electrical equipment should also never be handled with damp hands, increasing the risk of electrical shock. Even so, many of us go to the hairdryer as soon as we step out of the shower. Appliances should be kept from sinks, bathtubs, showers, and faucets.



It is normal to pour water on electric fires. When an electrical fire is a possibility don't pour water on the flames because this will only increase the intensity of the fire and cause electrocution. If you're concerned about electrical fires an extinguisher with you and employ it instead in an emergency. If you don't own one, switch off the power then leave your home and contact the fire department.



Babies and toddlers are naturally interested and eager to learn about their surroundings. While it's a good idea to keep an eye on young children of this age all the time, parents and adults who are expecting kids can take extra precautions to protect them.

EXTRA-SAFE powerpoints may be placed in any outlet that is within their reach and in height. They can be switched out for normal powerpoints, and also keep sharp objects and fingers away from the socket. A socket that is infected could cause serious injury if they aren't properly protected.



Extension cords should be secured properly to avoid accidental falls and slips. Use plastic socket covers to cover sockets that aren't being used. Extension cords shouldn't be used to replace other power sockets for the duration of time. They should also not be used for multiple appliances simultaneously.



We don't frequently consider lightbulbs as dangers to electrical services, but when they're located near combustible objects, they can cause sparks from electrical currents. Fabrics, draperies and beds, and other goods like upholstery are examples.

Like any other source of electric power, lights could cause electric shock; therefore it is essential to shut off the light switch prior to changing a light bulb, and never replace a light bulb or touch a light switch with damp hands. To prevent overheating, make sure to use a light bulb that has the right amount of wattage.

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