02/28/2019


Tips for Electrical Safety

Electrical safety in and around the home is everybody’s responsibility. Failing to take proper care can lead to serious property damage. Thistle DKI  has prepared the following post with tips on how you can improve the electrical safety in your home.

Extension Leads

Extensions leads have to be one of the most convenient electrical accessories. These devices allow you to use electricity temporarily in spaces which are otherwise inaccessible for proper circuitry. However, it’s important to remember that extension leads were only designed to be used temporarily, and shouldn’t be a staple around your home. If you can see one or more extensions leads which have become a permanent fixture, be sure to replace these with dedicated wall sockets. Problems can arise while using extensions leads permanently such as the cord becoming worn and causing problems, the cord becoming hot and causing a fire, or somebody tripping over the cable.

Appliances

If you can’t remember the last time that you inspected your appliances, then now is the time to do it. It’s as simple as touring your home and taking a thorough look at any and all electrical items you see. When inspecting, look for any signs of damage, such as a worn or melted cable, or any marks which indicate overheating or burning. If you can see any problems, be sure that you stop using the appliance immediately until it has been repaired or replaced.

Curious Children

If you have little ones in your home then you know just how curious they can be, attempting to grab and play with everything in their path. Unfortunately, your home’s power sockets are within their reach and can cause serious problems if a youngster tries to stick foreign objects into the socket. The best way to prevent this from happening is by utilizing socket plugs. These devices fit into your existing sockets and prevent little ones from using them as a play toy. When an adult needs to use the socket, they can simply remove it.

The Best Property Restoration in Las Vegas

If your property has sustained damage, it’s important to remember that the restoration work isn’t a DIY task. Instead, stay safe and speak with a professional at Thistle DKI by calling 702 871 8462. Trust in their expert knowledge and experience with property restoration in Las Vegas to get your property back up and running again safely and quickly.