At Dream Team, we take electrical safety very seriously. Over 50,000 home electrical fires occur each year, resulting in nearly 500 deaths and more than 1,400 injuries. This number doesn’t even take into account the injuries caused each year by electric shock from not handling appliances correctly. At Dream Team, we would like to do our part in reducing the number of home electrical related injuries, which is why we are offering home electrical safety evaluations to provide better protection for our customers. A home electrical safety evaluation is valued at $99, but at Dream Team, we will be performing this service for only $69! In addition to discounted home electrical safety evaluations, we also have a list of common electrical hazards.
Here are a few common hazards to be aware of:
Damaged wires can increase the risk of electrical accidents; such as fires, which can lead to serious injury or death. It’s important to make sure your wiring is inspected regularly to make sure it is in good condition.
Uncovered Electric Sockets Around Small Children
Younger children are very adventurous and curious about things around the house. If you leave your electrical sockets uncovered, they could insert their fingers into the opening and be at risk for fatal injury. It’s extremely important to make sure that your electrical sockets are covered at all times when children are present.
Having Electric Outlets Near Water
If you have electric outlets in your kitchen or bathroom, it is important to keep them away from sinks or the shower. If the outlets are too close to the sink or shower, the risk of electric shock is much higher.
When installing wiring in a building, it is extremely important that you allow trained professionals to perform the task. If you try to do the wiring yourself, you are putting yourself at risk for malfunctions that could cause accidents leading to serious injury or death.