The Dangers of Electrical Home Hazards

It is necessary to follow electrical safety measures to keep you and your family safe. A little bit of precaution goes a long way because it can protect you from fatal injuries, damages and even death.

Being self-sufficient is a good quality to have but not at the risk of your safety. It is better to avail the services of expert South East Melbourne electricians rather than taking matters into your own hands when it comes to electricals around the house.

Electrical risks can be reduced if you’re well informed about the probable dangers. So, our expert electricians at Direct Point Electrical have compiled a list of electrical home hazards:

Faulty Wiring:

  • Damaged wiring can cause electrical fires as it results in sudden power surges and minor explosions which are the two main causes behind the fires.
  • Old wirings should be replaced on time as not only is it dangerous but also a driving force behind your rising power bills. 
  • You should get the wiring system looked at by professionals in the field to ensure that there are no faults in the circuits.

Overloaded Extension Powerboards:

  • Powerboards are an easy way to connect all your appliances at a single spot but overloading can result in sparking, tripping or overheating. 
  • Old powerboards should be replaced immediately. Avoid overloading powerboards, better yet, avoid using them altogether.

Wet Electrical Outlets:

  • The fact that water is a good conductor is not uncommon knowledge which is why it is very important to keep your electrical appliances and outlets as dry as possible. If not, then it can result in electrical shocks.

Old Electrical Appliances:

  • It’s good as long as it works, right? Wrong. As harmless as they seem, old or damaged appliances can cause great damage. The cords are more prone to corrosion or overheating which might result in fires. So it’s better to replace your old appliances even if there are minimal signs of wear and tear.

Flickering Bulbs:

  • Flickering bulbs aren’t harmless but rather signs of underlying electrical issues such as faulty switches, loose wiring system, fluctuations or overloaded circuits.
  • If your light bulbs fluctuate frequently, the chances of an electrical fire are much higher.

Electrical Self Reliance:

  • Being self-reliable is good but only when it’s your area of expertise. Delicate matters like electrical fittings and repairs should be left in the hands of experts as they concern the safety of your home.
  • Our expert Electrician Frankston at Direct Point are the best choice for all your electrical needs.

Wet Hands:

  • Electrical appliances should never, NEVER be handled with wet hands. People tend to be very careless and reach for switches and plugs right after washing their hands. Its a fatal mistake as it can cause electric shocks.

Using Water on Electrical Fires:

  • Pouring water on an electrical fire can fuel it further and even cause electrocution rather than extinguishing it. Always use a fire extinguisher or a thick, dry blanket in such times of emergency. If you do not have either of these at hand, cut off the electric power source, evacuate the area and call the fire brigade.

Inquisitive Children:

  • It is imperative to take extra care regarding power outlets in surroundings where there are toddlers or children present.
    Keep appliances and sockets out of their reach to prevent serious injuries.

Heavily Covered Wirings:

  • Wires with heavy coverings are at a higher risk of overheating, which could lead to electrical fires. Keep the appliances and their wires far away from other items and do not place anything over them.
  • Leave ample space around your computers and televisions for ventilation to prevent overheating.

Broken Smoke Alarms:

  • Smoke alarms are a very useful and sensible investment when it comes to personal safety but only when they actually work.
  • They should be tested regularly to ensure that they are working at all times and should definitely be installed in all sleeping areas.
  • If all the necessary precautions are overlooked, the final result might not be very pretty. The hazards of electricity are fatal. These include electrical shocks, burns, injuries, fire and even explosions.
  • You should always opt to take help from professionals to perform a full inspection of your wiring system and appliances at regular intervals or even when installing new wiring in the house.

At Direct Point Electrical, we have a team of experts with ample experience always available to help you with all your electrical needs.

Our services include Residential, Commercial and Maintenance and we believe that no job is too big or too small. Every customer of ours is equally important to us.

You can get in touch with us at 1300 317 328 or send your enquiry. To read more such informational blogs, you can bookmark our blog page. It’ll help you stay vigilant when it comes to the safety of your home/ office.

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