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Practice Care & Caution around Electrical Wires & Cables – Dos and Don’ts

Without electricity, our lives would be… without light. The
use of electricity is one of the main factors that modern life runs on. As
necessary as electricity is it is also just as dangerous if not handled with
safety and oversight. Incidents of fires caused by electrical devices are
increasingly common around the world. Interestingly, the majority of the
electrical fires are triggered due to the poor conditions of electrical wires
and outlets. To ensure that your home and office are safeguarded from
electrical mishaps, it is important to keep some electrical safety measures in
mind:

  • When
    unplugging electrical wires, do it kindly and sensibly. When it comes to
    unplugging cords, most of us tend to do it incorrectly. After we have finished
    using an electrical device our next instinct is to pull out the cord directly.
    This behavior causes maximum damage to the electrical cord; it could snap, the
    plug could suffer damage, and eventually spark an electrical fire.

  • Tangled
    wires are a sight that is omnipresent in every home and office. Tangled wires
    are bad news because they can cause people to trip and fall. The weight and
    impact of the fall is very likely to damage wires and cords. To avoid such a
    scenario, make sure that your wires are not a mess; keep them organized – make
    them into a neat bundle, and secure them in a tight knot.

  • Another
    The misplaced notion about electrical wires is that it is alright to push them
    under furniture or carpets. When you push electrical wires and cables under the
    rug – literally – you are putting them at risk of getting damaged because of a
    breakdown or exposure to destructive elements. As a result, there is a high
    possibility of getting electrocuted simply because you accidentally stepped on
    a wire under the carpet.

  • While
    it is a good idea to place wires and cables where they are visible, to keep
    them in plain sight is dangerous. If you have children at home, seeing wires
    lying around in plain sight may tempt them to pull down the wires, or play with
    them. It’s a high-risk scene because if and when children yank out a wire or
    two, they could get electrocuted. Long story short, don’t keep your electrical
    wires out in the open.

  • It’s
    a common habit in many people to secure electrical wires and cables with
    whatever material they can find. It is not a good practice. To use materials
    such as staple pins or nails can damage the cord’s shape and structure, and
    make it a hazard for anyone who comes in close contact with it.  

  • Like
    people even electrical wires don’t appreciate pressure. Avoid placing your
    electrical cords in small spaces or behind bulky furniture. The more pressured
    or congested electrical cords are, the more likely it becomes that they will
    breakdown and become hazardous. To save yourself from a mishap, it is
    recommended that you use a cord-bundler to keep your wires secure and safe.

  • Overuse
    of electrical wires can cause them to heat up. Do not touch or tackle wires
    when they are too hot; try to keep the wires’ temperature in check.

  • Together
    electrical wires and water are a match that has the power to lit up together
    for real. That’s why one of the common pieces of advice is that you should
    always tackle electricity with dry hands and feet, and never wet. Moreover,
    never situate electronic equipment near water bodies like a tap, sink or
    bathtub.

  • Refrain
    from keeping your electrical devices plugged in when you are not using them.
    Even if you have switched them off and they are still plugged in, devices use
    electricity and burden your electricity usage. Moreover, if you keep your
    devices plugged in for a prolonged period of time, the outlet can get
    pressurized and cause outlet fires.

Whilst it is
important that your practice the above measures for safety purposes, we also
advocate that you make sure that the electrical cables and wires you buy are of
premium make and quality. We are one of the best electrical wholesaler in Dubai. For all kinds of electrical solutions and products,

call or email Pioneer Electricals, Dubai

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