Electrical appliances, cables and plugs which are poorly wired or old can prove to be very dangerous for you and your family. Just because there is no flame does not necessarily mean that there can be no fire. Therefore, putting up the warning signs is the best way to make sure that your appliances does not risk the safety of your house and your family members from fire. |
Danger signs to look for on all the electrical items at home You need to be careful about all the electrical appliances at home. If you find something wrong then immediately get it checked and also replace it or fix it if required.
Keep a check on the loose wiring of the sockets or the hot plugs or other electrical problems like fuses which blows often or the flickering lights. You should also check that you have not over loaded one socket with too many electrical appliances, doing so can lead to overheating.
Also watch out for the possible risks from the cables and leads. These should not be damaged and frayed, the outer covering of it should be in a good condition and if it is not then you surely need to replace it.
How to deal safely with the electrical appliances? You need to take extra care with the electrical appliances. You should not let it get wet like you should not place a vase of flowers just on top of your television. It can be dangerous and you might also destroy your television. Also, do not leave any of the electrical appliances on at night until and unless they are designed in such a way that they need to be kept on for example the refrigerators.
How to maintain the electrical appliances? It is always advisable that all the electrical appliances should be serviced at least once in a year by a certified and a qualified electrician. Doing so minimizes all the possible dangers which can happen due to these electrical appliances and also ensures the longevity and the reliability of the product.
Cables, sockets and plugs needs to be used carefully and correctly. If you happen to see any coloured wires between the power lead and the plug then you are advised to change the plug as quickly as possible. Check if the wires are firmly held in its proper place inside the plug.
It is always necessary to go through the manual once before using these electrical appliances. The manuals teaches you the best and it clearly tells you the do’s and the don’ts of the appliance it is made for.
All these are the general information which everyone should be aware of but if anyone is not aware of it then the warning signs comes to the rescue. It informs people about any danger be it with the socket or the wires or anything else and conveys the message to the people that they are to be careful when around a particular area
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