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Since the pandemic has disturbed the entire system of the world, many services are unavailable to the people due to shut down. And nobody can predict the longevity of the closure because it’s been over two months.
New revelation technologies LLC has come up with an insightful blog for our readers on electrical fires. The blog will inform you to check a few things to avoid electrical fires because right now, many electricians are on holiday due to COVID-19 fear. But we are still operational so you may call in severe electrical problems.
1. Don’t burden your outlets
In simple words, you don’t want extension wires for a permanent solution at your home. Each outlet circuit of your home is designed with a particular amount of load, and overloading with extension wire may overload your outlets. It is the common reason for an electrical fire. Alone in the US, 25,000 plus cases are reported of an electrical fire in which the majority are due to overload of power outlets. If you have to connect so many gadgets, call New revelation technologies LLC to install new outlets that fulfill your requirement.
2. Use GFCI outlets near water
Workshops, bathrooms, and kitchens are the place in your home where water is used. So, the power outlets used near the areas must be Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. The outlet contains a three-pronged plug station between the marked Reset and Test. These are designed to cut the power supply as moisture is sensed.
3. Keep flammable objects away from Electrical cords and outlets
It’s best to avoid placing curtains, decorations, furniture, or other flammable items near power outlets. Since the outlets produce unnoticeable heat, and the avoided things may catch fire. A little spark may create a fire if the ideas are near the outlets. It’s best to avoid placing items in a warmer place where heat may not reach out.
4. Unplug devices and appliances, when not in use
According to research, at least there are 50 electrical devices must be unplugged if not in use. Few people only take care of such things, and others don’t care. It tends to an electrical fire, outlet, and plug melt. New revelation technologies LLC has ample of clients calling and giving a similar complaint. In the pandemic, it’s better to avoid unplugging as the electricians are not readily available.
5. Retire old appliances
Old electrical devices are also ticking time bomb, as it may cause electrical fire at any time. The reason is everything has life, and it may complete with excessively use. If the appliance is thoroughly maintained, then it’s okay. However, sometimes people don’t preserve using it for decades find it caught fire one day.