Electrical Contractors BE Electrical Explain The 3 Most Common Electrical Hazards
With the increase in people relying on electricity in the United Kingdom, does everyone know the true dangers that are connected with electricity? It is crucial to keep in mind that electrical fires aren’t as rare as you may think in the United Kingdom, although the majority can be preventable!
1 – Extension Leads
Using extension leads for a long period of time can be dangerous. They have been designed to be used for temporary applications and not long term use. Did you know that running extension leads through walls and ceilings can cause electrical fires?
2 – Damages
If you notice that cords and wires are showing signs of damages such as them being melted or frayed it is vital you stop using them! If the wires can be seen as the outer sheathing is broken you could increase the risk of burns, shock or electrical fires. It is important that you do not try to fix these cables, we at BE Electrical would highly recommend you contact electrical contractors who are qualified electricians.
3 – Water
It’s common knowledge that water and electricity don’t mix. But why do numerous people still reach for the hair dryer with wet hands? You should never touch electrical outlets or appliances when you have wet hands and if an electrical product that is still plugged in has fallen into water, DO NOT reach into the water to pull it out.
Electricity can be dangerous, and by following simple safety measures you can keep yourself and your family safe in your own home.
At BE Electrical, we are a specialist team of electrical contractors based in Bristol. We offer electrical services to Bristol and the surrounding areas covering a range of domestic and commercial services. Each member of our team are fully qualified local electricians who can assist you with all of your electrical requirements. If you would like to get in contact with us to receive a free no obligation quote on our services please call us on 07833 087 275 or simply complete our online contact form today.