Did you know that 46% of the deaths due to electricity happen at home? Well, precisely that is the reason for which one needs to be extremely careful with electricity and electrical gadgets at one’s residence. Blown fuses, frayed wires, bad plugs, malfunctioning breaker box, flickering lights- all these call for immediate checking by an electrician.
Precautions include never touching anything remotely connected with electricity with wet hands. Besides refrain from using old taped wire. Do not let children hover
near electrical gadgets and other such things related to electricity.
Also, do not ‘piggyback’ too many plugs in a single socket. Make sure your extension
cords are in safe places with less chance of people tripping over them.
Also, be careful about your wires while mowing the lawn. Always turn an appliance off
before plugging it out of the socket.
Always get a licensed professional to fix your electrical problems. Check with more than one electrician to get an idea about the fair price of the project. Also, rebates are being offered by states to make energy efficient electrical improvements in the house. So keep an eye out for that.