Many accidents happen in the kitchen because of the mass of electrical appliances you have in the room. It’s important to take special care when using electrical appliances in the kitchen as there are many hazards that are present such as water. This hazard could easily cause serious damage to your house.
Sockets and Plugs
Plugs and sockets should be hidden away in the kitchen. Sockets should be fitted at a safe distance to avoid coming in contact with hazardous areas such as the sink, dishwashers and washing machines.
Additionally, appliances like fridges, dishwashers, and washing machines should be kept under worktops. This will make the sockets difficult to reach for the younger children in your house. A switched fuse connection unit would be perfect for the kitchen appliances so that you can reach plug sockets much easier.
A Clean Kitchen
Some homeowners have a very messy kitchen with plates and appliances not stored away. Electrical cables might be obscured by the mess within the kitchen, crumbs and dirt may creep into the crevices of plug sockets causing a hazard which may spark into a major hazard. To avoid hazards, cleaning the kitchen thoroughly along with kitchen appliances and untangled electrical cables will prevent and sockets from being potentially damaged.
Keep Cables Away from Hot Areas
Electrical cables can come into contact with a hot stove or toaster if you are not careful, therefore, melting the outer layer of the electrical cable, allowing the wires to be exposed and cause a possible house fire. The best idea would be to conceal untangled electrical wiring under the countertop into a safe spot to avoid coming in contact with hot surfaces.
Prevent Water Contact with Cables
Water can spread across the kitchen into any area while using the dishwasher or baking, which may cause electrical damage to kitchen appliances or electrical shock by touching a wire with your wet hands.
Avoid handling liquids around electrical cables and avoid spills from being around the outlets to prevent hazards occurring. Additionally, you can purchase outlet covers on unused outlet sockets to stop dirt, dust and splashing from entering the plug socket.
Don’t Tangle Electrical Cables
Kitchen appliances such as microwaves, ovens fridges require a significant amount of power to function. The causes stress upon the electrical circuits around the home. Too many kitchen appliances connected to one socket will cause the breaker to trip on your electric box due to circuit overload. The amount of power being consumed from one socket by multiple appliances.
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