Believing the myths about electrical safety could put you in danger!

When it comes to electrical safety, it’s incredibly important to know what is true and what isn’t. Believing the myths and misconceptions about electrical safety could put you in a very dangerous situation, possibly even a fatal one. That’s why, in our Cincinnati electrician’s last post, we went over a few of the most dangerous myths about electrical safety. Keep reading to learn the truth about more electrical safety myths:

Myth #4. A downed power line is only dangerous if it is sparking.

The truth is that the only time a power line will actually spark is if it doesn’t make firm contact with the ground. Just because the line isn’t sparking, it doesn’t mean that it is safe. If there is a downed power line, you should always treat it as a live line, regardless of whether it is sparking or not.

Myth #5. Rubber shoes will keep you safe around electricity.

The only way rubber shoes can protect you is if they are made of 100 percent rubber. Unfortunately, most shoes simply aren’t made of just rubber, and the materials that are mixed with the rubber may be electrical conductors.

Myth #6. You won’t harm your underground electrical lines if you don’t dig very deep.

Those electrical lines may be closer to the surface than you think. Also, lines can shift, so you should never dig without first finding out exactly where those lines are located.

When it comes to your electricity, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you have any questions or concerns about electrical safety, contact us!