December arrives and many homes begin to decorate themselves with Christmas accessories. How to avoid short circuits at home? How long to turn on the Christmas lights? Follow these seven tips to prevent any occarances during christmas time.
We are almost in December, the month of year-end celebrations, and the Christmas spirit is already alive in many homes. Many families are already decorating their homes with lights and accessories to brighten up these Christmas dates. However, it must be taken into account that overloading electrical connections can cause short circuits or even fires.
To prevent this situation from occurring in our homes and in order to celebrate these dates without any inconvenience, Quantum Electric Company, Wilmington offers the following recommendations:
1) Avoid using extension cords as they tend to recharge and produce short circuits. The ideal is to connect the Christmas lights directly to the sockets, without recharging them.
2) Use certified lights and luminous decorations.
3) Avoid using lights or decorations with damaged cables and/or stored for a long time.
4) Don’t forget to unplug the Christmas lights before going out or going to sleep.
5) Do not carry out temporary installations.
6) Be very careful not to leave cables or garlands within the reach of children.
7) It is recommended that the time the Christmas lights are turned on does not exceed 4 or 5 hours a day.
Similarly, care must be taken not to overload electrical outlets, avoid cluttering the Christmas tree with gifts made of flammable material, and not leave the lights in the house on all night. If you need to use extensions, they must be used correctly: do not fill them and always place them on the edge of the wall, without interrupting the passage.
Electrical Safety For Christmas Item Merchants
The Quantum Electric Company, Wilmington also points out some electrical safety recommendations for those who are engaged in the sale of Christmas items :
1) Deliver the manufacturer’s manual for the correct use of the Christmas item they are selling.
2) Buy and sell Christmas items that have certification.
3) Instruct the buyer how to safely install and use the Christmas item.
What to do if a short circuit occurs at home?
If a short circuit occurs at home, the first step is to turn off the power supply for that area. Do not attempt to touch or remove objects that may have caused the short circuit. Next, identify the source of the short circuit, such as a faulty appliance or wiring issue. If the short circuit is caused by a faulty appliance, it should be unplugged and replaced with a new one. If the wiring is damaged, contact a qualified electrician for repairs. Lastly, reset the circuit breaker to resume power supply in the area where the short circuit occurred. It is important to identify and repair the source of the short circuit to prevent future incidents.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As you deck the halls and put up your holiday lights, be sure to follow these 7 electrical safety tips. By being mindful of potential hazards and taking proper precautions, you can help ensure a safe and merry holiday season for everyone in your home. From all of us at Quantum Electric Company, we wish you a joyous holiday season!