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22nd February 2018

3 Ways to Prevent an Electrical Emergency

How do you prevent an electrical emergency? Follow the tips from the team at MacLaren Electrical Services Ltd, and you will be clued up on all the necessary electrical safety precautions.

At home or at work, safety should always come first. In such busy lives, electrical hazards have the potential to go unnoticed, however, MES are here to help you! Follow our advice and you will be sure to maintain a safe work or home environment. After working on a range of projects, we have had to solve our fair share of electrical emergencies! An electrician Glasgow based, will be more than happy to guide you the process on how to avoid them!

Electrical Safety Precautions with MES

Install Extra Plug Sockets

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Make sure your sockets aren’t overloaded!

People often forget that extension leads should be only used temporarily! Overloading a socket can easily cause a fire. This occurs when you plug in too many appliances in the same power socket. Be sure that your home or workplace is in the safest condition possible, and if you feel like your home has an overloaded socket it wouldn’t hurt to install some more! Install more sockets, to follow electrical safety precautions, just ask your trusted electrician.

Flammable Materials

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Keep flammable materials away from electrical appliances!

One of the most obvious ways in which you can prevent an electrical emergency is by making sure flammable materials do not come into contact with electrical equipment. For example, leaving heated hair tools on a flammable surface. Remember that any appliance can cause an electrical emergency! From day to day it is important to ensure that all appliances are turned off at the plug is just a small task but in the long run one of the most essential of the electrical safety precautions and will save you money on your electricity bill!

Damaged Appliances

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Ensure frequently used appliances are checked by a MES electrician.

Also, make sure that your appliances are fit for purpose, whether they are used in a professional, industrial or a domestic setting. Think your electrical appliances are faulty? The wiring will be frayed, the connecting cables will be loose or and wires within cables will be exposed. It is very simple to spot faults. Your electrician will be happy to conduct an electrical inspection or PAT test. To learn more about electrical safety precautions, look at our last post.

Take the necessary steps to make your home or workplace electrically safe!

 

Steven Maclaren is an electrical expert and has been for the last 10 years, his company Maclaren Electrical Services has worked incredibly hard to build their reputation in the electrical industry. Steven strives to develop and evolve to ensure that he can do the best for the team, the community and the environment.