Electrical Safety Tips For Your Home

electrical safety tips

Following the PASS method when using a fire extinguisher will help you to stay safe.

We all put a lot of time, love, effort, and money into making our homes beautiful, which is what makes it so important to have the proper know-how in order to keep yours beautiful and functional. Electricity is a key part of any home, but most people don’t know how to care for that aspect of their home, or what to do in case of an emergency. With these electrical safety tips on hand, you will be more than prepared to handle any electrical problems.

Pay Attention To Your Breaker

This is one of the most important electrical safety tips, as it will help you avoid potential electrical fires. A breaker that trips immediately after being reset is quite possibly telling you that it has an electrical problem. You should not try to reset a tripping breaker multiple times.

Do Not Take On Fires Bigger Than You Can Handle

Firefighters recommend that if you have any doubt about your ability to fight a fire in your home, that you leave rather than stay. In this case, it is important to leave the house as quickly as possible and never let the fire come between you and the exit.

Do Not Throw Water On Electrical Fires

It is our instinct to throw water on fires to fight them, but this is one of the most important electrical safety tips to remember. Water does not stop electrical fires. It makes them worse, as water conducts electricity. It is crucial to your safety that you reach for a chemical extinguisher instead to put out these types of fires.

Use Your Fire Extinguisher Correctly

Firefighters suggest the PASS method be put to use when handling fire extinguishers:

  • Pull the fire extinguisher’s safety pin.
  • Aim the extinguisher of the nozzle at the base of a fire.
  • Squeeze the handle of the extinguisher.
  • Sweep the extinguisher’s nozzle in a side to side motion until the flames have been put out.

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