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SOME ELECTRICAL SAFETY POINTERS TO FOLLOW DURING RENOVATIONS

Electrical Safety To Keep In View

Before you start on any electrical work in your home, here are some safety pointers to follow:

1. Install Circuit Breakers

If your property doesn’t have circuit breakers already before you start renovations, contact a licensed electrician and get these installed. These devices monitor electricity flow in your home. In case of any interruption, they detect it and instantly cuts the power supply. For instance, if some electrical appliances come in contact with water, circuit breakers recognise some issue, and they turn off the electricity; this helps prevent fire and electrocution.

2. Don’t Overload the Power Outlets

While carrying out any renovations, workers will use various power tools for different jobs. To avoid risking electrical problems and overloading the power outlets, always use one power socket only for one appliance/tool. This is particularly crucial when many tradespeople work in your home and use various power tools simultaneously.

3. Don’t Bend the Leads

Always keep the leads out of the way and as straight as possible to reduce the chances of tripping. You might damage the lead or even have a nasty fall. Never use extension cords or power boards in the exterior areas of your home unless they have the necessary ratings. Contact with rain or excessive heat from the sun can cause them damage and potentially lead to a fire.

4. Keep All the Work Areas Dry