When it comes to electrical safety, there are many dangerous myths that you need to stop believing.

Although most people use electricity all day every day, it can be incredibly dangerous, and that is especially true if you believe the many myths and misconceptions out there about electrical safety. At ElectricMasters, not only can our electrician in Cincinnati, OH handle all of your electrical needs, we also want to keep you safe. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of some of the most dangerous myths about electrical safety:

Myth #1. The only way to get shocked by a downed power line is to actually touch it.

If a power line has been downed, you shouldn’t go anywhere near it. By simply getting to close to the power line, you could get a burn, a shock or even killed. The ground around the power line could be electrified, plus electricity can actually jump to a nearby object through the air.

Myth #2. Household electrical currents aren’t strong enough to kill you.

Many people believe that they don’t have to be as careful around their electricity at home, but that just isn’t the case. The truth is that household currents can and do kill people so you need to practice electrical safety no matter where you are.

Myth #3. All power lines are insulated.

Only about ten percent of all power lines are actually insulated. It’s also important to note that a bad storm can cause a power line to lose its insulation.

These are just a few of the dangerous myths out there about electrical safety. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more.