Have you had an opportunity to read our previous blog yet? If you have, then you already know about a few things you can do to prevent electrical shocks. To recap, we’ve already talked about not overloading your outlets and power strips, installing GFCIs and keeping your electrical devices far away from water. Keep reading to learn about a few more things you can do to prevent electrical shocks.
#4. Make sure all outlet and socket covers are in place and intact.
Many people think socket and outlet covers are there purely because they look better, but the fact of the matter is that they are an incredibly important safety measure. Light switch covers and wall plates keep dust and debris out of the sockets, plus they help to protect our fingers from any exposed wires.
#5. Keep your cords stored safely.
Don’t just leave your cords out in the open, and when you store them, make sure that they don’t get knotted or twisted. Keep your cords organized and tucked away somewhere safe where pets and small children can’t find them. If you need help organizing your cords, look for a cord organizer at your local hardware store.
#6. Get to know your home’s electrical system.
Take some time to educate yourself on your home’s circuit breakers, fuses and wires. This will give you the information you need to know about where to plug in your most powerful appliances and tools, so you don’t overload your outlets.
#7. Always turn to a professional when you need electrical services or repairs.
Attempting to do electrical repairs or services on your own is a recipe for disaster, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience. Stay safe by turning to a professional electrician in Cincinnati.