Summer is right around the corner! Although this year might be a bit different with everyone staying home, the importance of electrical safety near water while staying home is at an all-time high. Everyone knows water and electricity don’t mix…AT ALL. However, the two are often found in the same spots around your home, making it important you know how to stay safe. So today we want to share some tips on how to stay safe in a couple of different places around the house where these elements may mix. We’ll talk about safety in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and outside your home in the yard.
It’s important to stay safe around your bathroom when using electric-powered tools and other appliances near sinks and tubs. Our bathrooms are places where we spend a fair amount of time getting ready for the day, and likely see a number of appliances being used. From hairdryers and heat tools to irons and steamers, the amount of electricity in a bathroom can be pretty high for an area full of moisture. It’s important to remember that when using an electrical appliance you keep it away from any running water from the sink or shower. Keep outlets dry and free of moisture and buy products that have a safety switch for even more protection.
These same reminders go for the kitchen, be careful when cooking and cleaning dishes being sure to be aware of any electrical appliances that might be near your sink or vulnerable to spills. Unsafe use of water near electricity can lead to damage to your appliances, injury, or even death!
Staying safe with electricity outdoors is something you may not be as mindful of. If you have outdoor electrical outlets you’ll want to be sure they are properly installed and have a cover on them so that they are protected from the weather. If you have a pool or hot tub you want to be sure that the electrical components are properly protected and wired to ensure they are safe to use. If you are installing a pool or hot tub be sure a professional is doing the wiring so that there are no dangerous hazards. When you use tools outside be sure that you keep them dry and out of the weather so that they work properly and are safe when you go to use them.
To wrap things up we want to encourage you to continue being safe while spending time at home. If you have any questions or concerns about wiring or electricity in or around your home or need emergency safety repairs be sure to call us at (804) 758-4314. To learn more about our services visit our website https://millers-va.com/. Remember to keep your home and family safe!