MOI: Tips on electrical safety at home
Electric faults are the leading cause of fire breakouts across the country. It’s never too late to practice safety measures when dealing with electrical appliances.
Here are some tips from the Ministry of Interior to keep your house and family safe:
- Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
- Avoid using low quality electrical appliances and connectors.
- Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.
- If you have kids at home, make sure your home has tamper-resistant electrical receptacles.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
- Avoid running exhaust fans for long time, especially in summer. Clean them regularly to prevent fire.
- Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.
- If outlets or switches feel warm, frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuits, or flickering or dimming lights, call a qualified electrician.
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