With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about electrical safety. Christmas is wonderful time of year, but it comes at a great cost to your wallet. I am not talking about the food and gift costs that comes with the Holidays. Electricity bills skyrocket with the increase use of electric appliances, lights and special effects.
Plus, let’s not forget Santa’s visit with all the new electronic gadgets on Christmas day. Those news video game consoles and laptops need electricity too. With so many items using electricity, you might be worried about a surge as well as a high bill. The amount of electrical accidents do increase during the holiday season because of the surges and overheating. Many people are not aware of the amount of electricity they use until an accident occurs. Do not be one of those people. Here are ways to use electricity safely during the holiday season.
Do not over use extension leads.
When you are setting up your Christmas lights, do not plug in numerous adapters into one extension lead. They are not equipped to handle a large surge of electricity. Overloading the extension lead can lead to a shock or overheating that may result in a fire. Also, check to make sure your extension lead is not damaged. Check the cord for a split. A damaged cord can be just as dangerous.
Use outdoor extensions for outside
Many people do not realize that there are indoor and outdoor electric extensions. If you are setting up lights outside, you need to use plugs and extensions that are made for the outdoors. These extensions are waterproof, and they are made to survive the severe weather conditions.
Do not overcharge your electronics
If you leave your laptop or mobile phone plugged in when the charge is full, it can lead to overheating. Either unplug the electronics or switch off the plug.
Check your electrical cables regularly
Regularly check your cables for frayed wires or other damage that can be hazardous and life threatening. If you are in doubt that your cables are safe, call a properly qualified electrician to make sure you are not a risk.
If you are in Northern Kentucky, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric is the people to call to make sure your holidays are accident free.