In today’s age of age of technology and electrical gadgetry, domestic dependence of electronic and electrical appliances is growing day by day. The big demand for these goods cause us to purchase new products at random without stopping to think, are we taking enough precautions on the home front to set safety standards for prevention of untoward incidents that could happen any time.
Have you as a homemaker ever realized that even the prescription drugs you keep in the cabinet are being taken for granted against the possibility of any misuse? Toilet and floor disinfectants, cooking mediums, and electrical sockets are all potential areas of danger in the absence of a safety mechanism whose timely intervention could prevent a catastrophe.
Electrical sockets and gadgetry.
The most important area to consider when it comes to household safety is your electrical mains. MCB or miniature circuit breakers are a must. Installing electrical wiring over separate circuits is usually the practice where use of an MCB system will detect short circuits and trip thereby switching your mains. Using an electrical tester for checking high voltage, detecting fluctuation of frequencies and also electrical leaks. Electrical testers are produced for various purposes. A good multimeter should always be part of your toolbox for testing the efficiency of voltage and electrical appliances. Faulty earthling is often ignored by most people. An electrical tester will help you detect if your earthing is secure or not because if it isn’t, old electrical appliances having metal bodies can shock wherever the insulation has worn off. Similarly gadgets like computer motherboards could be damaged due to faulty earthing.
All electrical wiring should be checked from time to time using electrical testers. Exposed wiring is a potential threat which can cause short circuits. Sometimes the area of the short circuit is liable to burst into flames. Ensure that your wiring is either concealed or nowhere near wooden structures such as windows or furniture. A good safety measure for any home would be to install small fire extinguisher suitable for home purposes. Dry powder fire extinguishers are easily available with a year’s warranty where you would just need subsequent refills on expiry.