Home security is very important for all people. We should consider some important recommendations for ensuring the best home security on the use of electricity at home. Regularly check the wiring to ensure it is in good condition and prevent possible circuits that can cause fires. Find and correct time bad connections, defective breakers or impaired decision-currents, prevents accidents and saves electricity.
Once a month, at least, should press the test button on the circuit breaker to see if it works correctly. If not shoot when you press the button is to be malfunctioning. In this case you have to call soon a licensed electrician for review.
Use proper fuses for the electrical system installed. Never replace a fuse with a wire, most electrical fires occur because of this. Ensure joints or unions firmly and cover them with tin or vinyl adhesive “tape.” Do not use tape, transparent tape or similar materials. When leaving home or going to sleep, we must always turn lights and appliances.
The appliances, particularly televisions and stereos, should be placed a safe distance from the wall to prevent overheating. Before the appearance of smoke or an unusual odor, must disconnect and call a technician. To stop using the iron, if only for a moment, it should be disconnected and placed in a safe place. Periodically review the cords and electrical connections to ensure proper operation and safe. Replace if worn or cracked. To use, plug, unplug, connect … any appliance must be always dry hands.
When using electrical appliances, avoid going barefoot or with wet feet. Never touch electrical appliances while in the tub or shower for example radio, alarm systems, portable TV or networked. To unplug an appliance, never pull the cord on the plug insulator. It is convenient to unplug appliances after use, whether large or small.
Before starting a new appliance, consider the electrical power contracted and read the instructions of the device. If an appliance is derived and provides current, unplug immediately and call a technician.
Before using an appliance, check that the voltage is correct. If needed an appliance handle, previously disconnected. Never use equipment with frayed cords, broken plugs, damaged plugs, etc.. Before connecting an appliance, make sure it is dry. If an appliance has a grounding, use it if your electric technician permits.
Manipulation of an installation must be without voltage. This will disconnect the differential, verifying absence of voltage on the circuit to start work. In the bathrooms, piping hot and cold water, drains, fences metal doors and windows, radiators, etc.., Must be connected to each other and the ground network. To change a bulb, first disconnect the corresponding breaker. In the kitchen, do not use electrical appliances near the sink area.
Check lights. Repair or replace any damaged and check that they do not touch curtains or walls. In fluorescent lighting, use thermal protection and in case you do not have it, avoid placing them on wood.
Do not overload electrical installations. Also connect multiple devices to a single outlet or extension, and not put electrical cords under rugs. If you want to increase the installed load, consult a qualified technician or an engineer to study the changes to be made to the electrical system.