You can’t help but love electricity. It makes the world go around and our lives so much easier. Unfortunately, no matter how awesome it is and how much we depend on it, it can be extremely dangerous, deadly, in fact, if we are not careful. Electrocutions are rare, but they do happen. It is imperative you know how to be safe in this electrical world. It is just as important to teach kids from early on about how to stay safe with all of their electrical toys. A Fort Lauderdale electrician has some tips for you and your kids to follow. You can always call Elcon Electric to learn more safety tips.
*Teach kids to look up before they climb a tree. Any trees that are near power should never be climbed. Parents should follow this rule when using a ladder, whether it is to clean out rain gutters or to trim a tree.
*Leave the radios and plugged in cellphones, iPods or iPads in the living room or bedroom. Never use an electrical item that is plugged in around the bathtub or kitchen sink. Electricity and water don’t mix!
*Only fly those cool helicopter, airplanes or old-fashion kites in a park or field where there are not any power lines overhead.
*Ask an electrician in Fort Lauderdale to perform an electrical safety inspection in your home to ensure all of your outlets and breakers are in good working order and do not pose fire hazards.
*Keep outlets that are low to the ground covered when small children are in the home to keep them from putting things in those enticing holes.
*Keep all electric cords out of the way of foot traffic. Cords that are stepped on repeatedly will eventually break down and bare wires become serious fire hazards.
If you would like to learn more about what you can do to stay safe around electricity or would like an electrician to perform an inspection, give Elcon Electric a call today.