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The sign of a truly luxurious home lies in details like the flooring, fixtures, quality of materials used, an impeccable finish and such - the most important of all being the safety features of the home. And when it comes to safety, electrical safety is of utmost importance and extremely crucial as our lives depend on it.
Did you know, at least 40% of fire accidents reported in India are caused by electrical issues? As per the data provided by the Indian Copper Association India (ICA-India), the year 2016-17 witnessed 11,444 electrical accidents. That said, electricity-related accidents at home can be avoided by taking the following essential safety precautions.
Sometimes following safety tips as simple as using the right wattage can help prevent electrical accidents. Check and recheck the wattage on all the fixtures and appliances. For any unmarked fixtures, always choose bulbs/appliances no more than 25-watts.
Extension cords and multi-outlet converters may make your morning rush seem more manageable. But one must remember that power strips only add outlets and they do not change the amount of power. So it is important to not overload outlets at home. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), it is very important to not use more than one heat-producing appliance in an outlet at a time.
Spend a few minutes every once in a while to check for any fraying or cracking in extension cords and wiring. Simple safety measures can help prevent major accidents in the future. Ensure that you replace or repair damaged electrical cords or appliances as soon as possible to keep your family safe.
Check all your electrical appliances, switchboards and gadgets for unusual heating. Hot switchboards could indicate internal damage and may need replacement.
Always avoid running appliances out of cabinets and closed spaces. Without proper air circulation, your equipment may overheat, short out and cause electrical fires. It is always a safe practice to place appliances a few feet away from walls.
India reports many cases of water heater accidents every year. Water heaters/geysers are some of the most dangerous everyday appliances at homes and need regular maintenance checks. Get a qualified electrician to service these water heaters at least twice in a year for safe usage.
When working with electrical appliances, make sure your hands are dry. Keep all your equipment dry and away from water to prevent any instance of electrocution. Also remember to keep your electrical equipment away from aquariums, bathtubs, showers, sinks and pools.
While it is easy to keep an eye on electrical equipment and cords in your home, it is also very important to speak to your builder to use only the best available electrical supplies. Quality wires and sockets that adhere to electrical safety standards can help prevent fire accidents caused by faulty electrical equipment.
At Confident Homes, the safety of homeowners is second to none. This practice extends to all aspects including electrical safety. We use only the best available electrical equipment and supplies and strictly adhere to the CEA (Central Electricity Authority)
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