Some Fort Worth Electricians have a saying “electricity is the most useful danger in our life.”
Electricity CAN be dangerous, but it is very difficult to live without, so here are some useful safety tips to follow:
- Childproofing your home is always a good thing to do to keep your children from getting hurt by electricity. Also tell your children not to play around electricity poles and lines.
- Blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers means you should take a look at your appliances and make sure you don’t have to many appliances plugged in, too many appliances plugged into a socket could cause shock or fire.
- Having repairs done as soon as you find a problem can save you money on your electricity bill. The electrician’s fee may seem steep but it’s one of the few expenses that will pay for it in the long run from saving on your utility bills.
- Never try to remove food from a toaster with a utensil unless you unplug it first.
- Never leave hotplates/ heaters unattended.
- Never use hairdryers or any electrical appliance while standing on a wet surface.
- Having an electrician check your home for faulty wiring is always a good idea, especially in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area where the incidence of shocks are far too common due to faulty wiring.
- If you aren’t sure if you might get a shock from electrical equipment, touch with the back of your hand so your hand won’t get stuck.
- When going out of town, turn off all appliances, and if you’re going to be gone a long time, have your lights on a timer.
- In Dallas, electricians must have a license according to the State laws of Texas. Licensed electricians undergo rigorous training and carry insurance, which makes it safer to hire only licensed Dallas Electricians for any electrical work.