Safety tips at home

No matter where you are or what you are doing, safety comes first. In fact, it is number one in everything we do our priority. Electricity can be dangerous, and when it comes to preserving family safe at home, it is essential to be aware of some of the common hazards.

Are some safety tips for you and your family can prevent accidents in your home:

Inside the house

  • Ensure that all family members know how and from where you can cut the electricity supply to housing

In the bath

  • To use, plug, unplug, plug, etc., any electrical appliance, remember to dry hands.
  • When using electrical appliances to avoid being barefoot or with wet feet.
  • Never touch electrical appliances connected to the network being inside the tub.
  • Before connecting an appliance, make sure it is dry.

In the kitchen

  • Before connecting a new appliance, read the instructions and check that the voltage (voltage) is appropriate, in addition to electrical power contracted and power of the circuit to which it is connected is enough.
  • Appliances, especially ovens, televisions and stereos, should be located at a safe distance from the wall to prevent overheating. With the emergence of smoke or unusual odor, unplug it immediately and have it checked by a technician.

Security for your babies and toddlers

  • Do not give electric toys that are plugged to the network unless you constantly watch your children when they play with them.
  • Try not to arouse interest in children plugs or loose cables. Keep out of reach and do not handle before them.
  • To try, whenever possible, cover outlets with electrical tape or safety yapps plugs.

On your electrical installation

  • Check the power switch and switchgear and protection are located in an easy access point.
  • Once a month, at least, the test button on the GFCI will be pressed to see if it works correctly. If not trip when the button is damaged. In this case you are not protected. Call early for a licensed electrician reviews.
  • To manipulate an installation must be done without power. For this disconnect circuit breaker, checking the absence of current on the circuit before starting work.
  • Do not block breakers, to operate freely in case of failure in the system.
  • Near heat sources, do not put screens or cable routing.