To the average person the home does not seem like a dangerous place. In fact more injuries are sustained, on average, around the home than in any other place. Electricity is a silent assassin waiting for the correct conditions to attack. It must be respected and handled correctly at all times.
Investing in an electrical safety inspection can save lives
Seeking the keen eye of a trained professional to inspect the electrical system that surrounds your family is highly recommended. Small signs of wear and tear can be picked up on before they become the cause of injury or even worse, fatality. Prevention is better than a cure & generally more cost effective too.
There are several devices that should be and in some cases are legally required to be installed where people reside. Safety switches, smoke alarms, and surge diverters sit quietly in your home waiting to alert you to any dangers that arise, but should be the last line of defence.
An electrical safety inspection & report will cover items including:
Dangerous Power Points
Water Pipe Bond
Be proactive and check some safety issues regularly yourself:
Cords – Frayed, damaged or exposed wires present potential hazards
Lights – Incorrect wattage for the fixtures can cause overheating & cause fires
Smoke Alarms – Test regularly to ensure they are working & always have spare batteries available
Outlets & Switches – Exposed wiring on outlets & switches are a shock hazard. Overloaded power bars & extension cords are a potential fire hazard.
Outdoor Power Points – Outlets without weatherproof covers can malfunction & are shock & fire hazards.
If in doubt call your electrician and have a full safety inspection report conducted. Put your mind at ease and keep you and your family safe!
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