Electrical appliances at home range from the iron box, microwaves, television among others. All these appliances use electricity as a source of power. Sometimes these appliances can lead to electrical injuries if not properly used. The tips below will give you the basic information each, and every person should know to avoid or reduce the injuries caused by electricity used to power home appliances.
Approved electrical appliances
It is very important to ensure that all appliances purchased are approved by underwriter’s laboratories or any known customer laboratories. This is to ensure that the item purchased is good for human use. The reputable user laboratories ensure that the appliances are in good condition and free from any fault that may lead to consumer injury once connected to electricity for use.
Unplug appliances not in use from electricity sockets
If an appliance is not in use and remains in the socket, electricity power is still flowing and can blow out the appliance because of excess power flow and even lead to injuries in an individual who is not aware of the condition handles it in the wrong way. Electricity should also be kept away from small children, pets, and any other dangerous situations.
Appliances that emit heat, for example, televisions, clocks, computers should be placed in a place with free air circulation. Do not put a lot of stuff around these appliances as the heat emitted may accumulate and cause a fire. Adults should teach and warn their children on how to handle electrical appliances to avoid injuries and loss.
Ensure that all electrical appliances are away from sinks, pools, overhead vents, bathtubs or leaking areas
Water is a great enemy of electricity; it can lead to electrical shocks. Never at any time operate electrical appliances with wet hands on standing in water. Follow all instructions given in the appliances, do not attempt any repairs of trial and error procedures on electrical appliances. Be sure of whatever you are doing with an appliance. Better not use it than do something you not sure because it will land you in great danger.