Nowadays, the most tragic thing is that more than 25,000+ electrical fires are held across the GCC region every year. Most of them are because of safety issues, the vast majority of them could have been prevented if they used the right safety precautions. First, you can take care of the use of your electrical devices, outlets, etc. in the right way and can reduce chances of electrical fire tragedy.
So please go through the given tips to prevent electrical fire and make sure everyone is following them today
And if you have any questions, contact the best electrical engineering service providers now.
#1. Don’t Overload Your Outlets
Using overload is one of the common reasons for electrical fires, each circuit was designed to convey a certain amount of electricity through it. Using extension cords and connections through it makes overload for your circuits. In other words, using extension cords is not a permanent solution to any situation in your home.
And it’s entirely preventable by implementing a surge protector. Install an internal circuit breaker that will cut power if it senses overload problems. If you simply need to plug many gadgets in at once, it’s probably time to install new outlets and wiring.
#2. Keep Flammable Objects Away from Electrical Outlets
Avoid placing flammable items like furniture, curtains, decorations, boxes, etc in front of (or too close to) an outlet. Most outlets generate an unnoticeable amount of heat or if there is any fault in the wirings, it may cause sparks and then start a fire on whatever is closest to them.
So, don’t take a chance on that! If your outlets regularly feel warm. Then you should contact the electrical system maintenance team.
#3. Check your old wiring and get it replaced
Whenever you see a power cord or any wiring in your home is at fault, worn down, or internal wires are exposed, it’s advised that you either have the wiring replaced or repaired, if possible.
#4. Old Appliances
Using old appliances that have loose or faulty wiring can catch fire. Moreover, due to the high flammability of the old insulation used in these appliances. To ensure your safety, it’s best to purchase updated appliances or repair them.
Having older appliances like stoves, fridges, iron boxes, all the things you can find in your kitchen are at risk for potentially starting electrical fires. It is because these old applications may not be up to standard when it comes to wattage usage, material quality, and safety regulations.
Get in touch with an e&i engineering service provider to install appliance-grade outlets that are designed for the kind of appliance that you have. Expert electricians can also install ground fault circuit interrupters that act as surge protectors to keep your workspace safe.
#5. Unplug Small Devices When Not in Use
Try to unplug all electrical devices when not in use. Because those electrical appliances cause a lot of fires when left plugged in and unattended. Also, try to unplug small appliances you use in the bathroom too. By following this habit you can actually save money on electricity by fully unplugging computers, printers, and entertainment systems from the wall when you’re not at home because even in the “off” position, those things still suck power from the system and add up on your electrical bill.
#6. Schedule a Regular Electrical Safety Inspection
In addition to these things that you can go around your workspace and do right now, schedule a regular electrical safety inspection with an experienced electrician. If you have any questions, get in touch with Promag Engineering, the company that helps you to solve the problems listed above, and also check the electrical panel, wiring, and other areas. Electrical safety inspections provide great peace of mind for your safety.