How Can You Minimize The Risk of Electrical Socket Fires on Your Home or Office?
When you hear or read about an electrical fire, your first reaction, like that of many others, is to double check everything in your home. You check your appliances, gas connections, cords and sockets to make sure nothing is amiss before breathing a sigh of relief. But you do this maybe once in 6 months or even a year. Well it’s important to make regular checks to ensure that you keep the risk of electrical socket fires at a minimum. However, most people are often at a loss for what warning signs to look for while checking electrical sockets, so we compiled a safety checklist for you:
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Faulty Outlets: Fires are often caused due to faulty outlets, appliances or extension cords. So, it’s important to check these on a regular basis and call an electrician if you see something that sparks a warning bell. It’s also essential that you turn off the main power supply in case of such an event.
Extension cords: You might settle for an extension cord in case you don’t have enough sockets to power your devices. But to use this over an extended period is not advisable. Extension cords charge multiple devices and are rarely built to handle such intense power loads over long periods. So, it’s best to use extension cords as a temporary measure and charge devices by inserting it directly into the sockets.
Wiring: If you’ve lived in a house for more than 20 years then you should consider changing your wiring. Outdated wiring does not have the capacity to handle the electrical capacity of modern-day appliances. This increases an electric load on circuits causing the system to breakdown and can even lead to a fire.
A lot of these high-risk scenarios can be completely eliminated by installing reliable electrical sockets. With Honeywell’s range of sockets, you can be sure that even if other appliances fail your sockets won’t. These modular sockets are designed keeping all common electrical risk factors in mind. So, in case of any malfunctioning in your appliance you can be rest assured that your sockets will be to handle the load.
Now, combine the Honeywell modular switches and sockets with Honeywell’s range of electrical safety equipment to enhance your home or office’s electrical safety.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 brand, renowned internationally for its R&D of new, innovative technologies. The company is involved in fields as diverse as aerospace, infrastructure development, industrial innovations, safety & security, productivity solutions, oil & gas, manufacturing and development of performance materials. In India, the company sells fully automatic air coolers, air purifiers, electrical switches and sockets, electrical safety products and home and office security solutions. To know more about the brand, visit www.honeywellsmarthomes.com.